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Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
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Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

Jan 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,479 Views 83 Comments

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead
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Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead

Jan 9th 2014, 11:30 PM 1,873 Views 124 Comments

MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration
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'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

Jan 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 13,691 Views 108 Comments

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout
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Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout

Jan 6th 2014, 10:35 PM 30,745 Views 32 Comments

Over 450 homes in Newport Co Mayo are said to be still without power.

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow
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Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow

Jan 6th 2014, 11:31 AM 6,119 Views 42 Comments

Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?
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Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?

Jan 6th 2014, 9:22 AM 11,680 Views 137 Comments

Plans have been criticised by people living in the areas concerned but Eirgrid and the government say the pylons are needed. What do you think?

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues
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12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues

Jan 3rd 2014, 5:09 PM 10,530 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile service has been restored to thousands of ESB customers who had their power cut after last night’s bad weather.

Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides
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Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:56 AM 28,168 Views 19 Comments

Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.

Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years'
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Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years'

Dec 30th 2013, 9:19 AM 14,068 Views 80 Comments

In excess of 100,000 customers around Ireland were affected by the storm.

Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak
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Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak

Dec 29th 2013, 11:35 AM 10,261 Views 54 Comments

The World Bank figures state Ireland consumed the most electricity in 2008.

ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power
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ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power

Dec 28th 2013, 12:50 PM 14,851 Views 40 Comments

The company there are an average of eight customers per fault now that they are working on some of the smaller faults around the country.

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight
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UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight

Dec 27th 2013, 9:15 PM 25,398 Views 14 Comments

ESB Networks says it still has to fix about 1,000 faults on the network.

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers
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Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 17,666 Views 7 Comments

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down
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7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down

Dec 19th 2013, 7:34 AM 7,531 Views 16 Comments

ESB Network crews will go out at first light this morning to assess the damage and work to restore power.

Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut
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Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut

Dec 16th 2013, 9:21 PM 15,505 Views 21 Comments

ESB Networks says the problem is expected to be fixed tonight.

We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s
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We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s

Dec 13th 2013, 9:29 AM 2,894 Views 3 Comments

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ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators
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ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators

Dec 6th 2013, 9:50 PM 40,827 Views 340 Comments

The company’s Unions’ Dispute Committee says it will implement a “full withdrawal of labour” later this month, although will not be meeting the Labour Relations Committee today.

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines
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Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines

Dec 5th 2013, 8:20 PM 25,060 Views 57 Comments

More than 1,400 homes in Northern Ireland are without power this evening.

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"
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Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"

Dec 5th 2013, 6:33 PM 5,836 Views 19 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte has requested that the LRC intervene as power disruptions would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal
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Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Dec 5th 2013, 11:47 AM 9,027 Views 125 Comments

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'
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Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:13 PM 6,284 Views 21 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair
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'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 14,377 Views 86 Comments

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?
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Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

Nov 30th 2013, 10:14 AM 15,004 Views 240 Comments

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes
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Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Nov 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 75 Views 54 Comments

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’
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Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’

Nov 28th 2013, 11:05 PM 11,014 Views 179 Comments

The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.

'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses
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'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses

Nov 28th 2013, 6:00 PM 8,798 Views 120 Comments

Unions have said that they will serve notice of industrial action from tomorrow which could lead to strike action from 16 December.

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row
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ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row

Nov 28th 2013, 7:44 AM 4,471 Views 34 Comments

There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday
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ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

Nov 26th 2013, 11:07 PM 12,829 Views 94 Comments

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'
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Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Nov 26th 2013, 3:03 PM 4,696 Views 71 Comments

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead
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Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Nov 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 12,011 Views 69 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week
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ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:05 PM 8,314 Views 112 Comments

The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
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An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

Nov 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 9,298 Views 43 Comments

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action
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'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action

Nov 18th 2013, 5:52 PM 14,679 Views 79 Comments

The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’
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Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

Nov 12th 2013, 8:01 PM 7,669 Views 50 Comments

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week
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Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Nov 5th 2013, 4:43 PM 28,727 Views 5 Comments

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy
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Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy

Nov 1st 2013, 5:44 PM 15,501 Views 14 Comments

A power outage on the N11 has affected traffic lights and street lights, gardaí say.

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
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Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

Oct 31st 2013, 1:09 PM 21,370 Views 73 Comments

It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street
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ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

Oct 11th 2013, 6:43 PM 5,984 Views 18 Comments

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment
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Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment

Oct 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 5,535 Views 5 Comments

I think I’m goin’ back, to the things I learned so well… in my yooooouth…

7 tips for saving money this winter
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7 tips for saving money this winter

Oct 9th 2013, 4:36 PM 40,697 Views 62 Comments

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.