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# esb - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power
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Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power

Jul 19th 2022, 5:28 PM 28,511 Views 15 Comments

ESB Networks have said that it has affected more than 610 customers and they are working to solve the problem at Bedford Row.

# esb - Monday 30 May, 2022

ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge
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ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge

May 30th 2022, 9:33 AM 12,824 Views 13 Comments

The jobs will be across a diverse range of skills from HR to marine biology.

# esb - Friday 18 February, 2022

Thousands of homes reconnected to the grid, but 44,000 remain without power after Storm Eunice
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Thousands of homes reconnected to the grid, but 44,000 remain without power after Storm Eunice

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 6:07 PM 44,685 Views 19 Comments

Some weather warnings remain in effect for Ireland with severe gusts experienced across the country.

# esb - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022
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Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 69,145 Views 49 Comments
  • The arrival of freezing temperatures in parts of Europe will likely increase European demand for natural gas.
  • While the forecast for Ireland is comparatively mild, supplies of gas are in relatively short supply across Europe due to a number of factors.
  • This could further increase wholesale gas prices, in turn, fueling electricity and gas bill hikes as soon as January.

# esb - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
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ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2021, 12:14 PM 12,892 Views 16 Comments

The company is warning people never to use ESB Networks poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights as the electricity wires overhead are live and extremely dangerous.

# esb - Thursday 9 December, 2021

3,000 remain without power in wake of Storm Barra
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3,000 remain without power in wake of Storm Barra

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 6:20 PM 12,424 Views 4 Comments

The ESB said it’s mainly customers in parts of Kerry, Sligo and Leitrim who are still dealing with faults.

# esb - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
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Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation

Dec 8th 2021, 8:34 PM 37,953 Views 7 Comments
  • Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
  • Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
  • Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.

# esb - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
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ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 9:03 PM 117,279 Views 68 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

# esb - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
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Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event

Nov 24th 2021, 4:12 PM 93,198 Views 47 Comments
  • The 'tripping' of the two stations resulted in the loss of 820 megawatts of power to the grid.
  • This was the equivalent of 20% of the total national demand for electricity at that time.
  • A spokesperson for EirGrid said the incident was unrelated to ongoing issues around security of electricity supply.

# esb - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson
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Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,127 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil heard claims that EirGrid made a €10 million payment to ESB for a contract that was never completed.

# esb - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment
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# Esb And Eirgrid

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment

Nov 9th 2021, 4:21 PM 17,890 Views 0 Comments

Last week, TD Barry Cowen alleged that the ESB may have “orchestrated” the current energy crisis for its own benefit.

# esb - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
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Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 45,426 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

# esb - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
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Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

Sep 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,258 Views 45 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.

# esb - Saturday 24 July, 2021

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
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ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Jul 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,224 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

# esb - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend
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ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:13 PM 18,174 Views 18 Comments

Reservoirs are not safe for swimming due to the risk of fast-flowing water and uneven ground.

# esb - Friday 23 April, 2021

ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful
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ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful

Apr 23rd 2021, 9:22 AM 18,342 Views 16 Comments

The IWU are taking the action over a claimed lack of consultation on outsourced work to the private sector.

# esb - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
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# The Stacks

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur

Apr 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,174 Views 62 Comments
  • The ESB said chemical analysis undertaken last year identified the presence of the corrosive element.
  • It's planned works will be carried out on the iconic chimneys this year, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Councillor Dermot Lacey has called for the towers to be protected and repainted.

# esb - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
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# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 17,149 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# esb - Monday 28 December, 2020

Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place
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Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place

Dec 28th 2020, 7:16 AM 40,513 Views 8 Comments

The warning is valid for seven counties until 2pm.

# esb - Friday 21 August, 2020

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen
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About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 36,927 Views 24 Comments

The areas most affected include North and East Cork, Tipperary, East Limerick, East Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

# esb - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall
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Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall

Updated Aug 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 151,843 Views 40 Comments

A Status Red wind warning is in effect in Cork until midnight.

# esb - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Factcheck: Are dognappers marking targets with stickers on ESB pillars?
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# In The Doghouse

Factcheck: Are dognappers marking targets with stickers on ESB pillars?

Aug 4th 2020, 7:30 PM 62,508 Views 37 Comments

Social media users have claimed that dog thieves are using stickers on ESB mini pillars to mark houses where dogs will be stolen.

# esb - Friday 24 April, 2020

ESB issues warning against swimming in reservoirs during Covid-19 crisis
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# No Swimming

ESB issues warning against swimming in reservoirs during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24th 2020, 11:09 AM 17,287 Views 10 Comments

ESB said it was concerned about the combination of good weather and more people off work and school.

# esb - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil
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# Cable Leaks

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Feb 26th 2020, 1:09 PM 17,438 Views 19 Comments

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

# esb - Monday 17 February, 2020

More heavy rain, thunder and spot flooding on the way
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More heavy rain, thunder and spot flooding on the way

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:13 AM 40,223 Views 2 Comments

Over 1,000 premises are still without power after Storm Dennis.

# esb - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads
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# Storm Brendan

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads

Jan 14th 2020, 7:33 AM 12,479 Views 6 Comments

There are reports of flooding and debris on the roads this morning, so drivers are being urged to take care.

# esb - Monday 13 January, 2020

Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
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Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:10 PM 293,909 Views 76 Comments

A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.

# esb - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland
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Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland

Dec 18th 2019, 10:02 PM 36,597 Views 8 Comments

A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.

# esb - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
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'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,866 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

# esb - Monday 9 December, 2019

Motorists urged to take extra caution after Storm Atiyah downs trees and cuts power
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# Storm Atiyah

Motorists urged to take extra caution after Storm Atiyah downs trees and cuts power

Dec 9th 2019, 7:32 AM 31,319 Views 7 Comments

Around 1,200 homes and businesses in Cork and Kerry are without power this morning.

# esb - Thursday 28 November, 2019

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast
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# Renewable Energy

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast

Nov 28th 2019, 8:56 AM 12,733 Views 37 Comments

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

# esb - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
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Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,978 Views 24 Comments

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# esb - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
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Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,924 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# esb - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
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# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,272 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# esb - Friday 8 November, 2019

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants
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Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

Nov 8th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,261 Views 43 Comments

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

# esb - Friday 4 October, 2019

Power restored across the country but 'substantial' flooding remains in parts following Storm Lorenzo
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# Stormy Weather

Power restored across the country but 'substantial' flooding remains in parts following Storm Lorenzo

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 6:42 PM 110,006 Views 123 Comments

People have been warned to stay vigilant of fallen power lines and trees.

# esb - Thursday 3 October, 2019

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex
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When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:02 AM 1,913 Views 3 Comments

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

# esb - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country
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Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country

Sep 21st 2019, 3:50 PM 58,454 Views 24 Comments

A status yellow weather warning is in place until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

# esb - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
# End Of Free Charging
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# End Of Free Charging

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:58 AM 75,947 Views 197 Comments

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# esb - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused
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'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 18,338 Views 40 Comments

In a statement, the ESB has said it is “disappointed that the application has been rejected”.

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