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

Sat 6:30 AM 14,078 Views 4 Comments

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

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 18,006 Views 18 Comments

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

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 17,855 Views 16 Comments

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

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 24,810 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 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 17,026 Views 33 Comments

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

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 40,485 Views 8 Comments

The warning is valid for seven counties until 2pm.

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 36,906 Views 24 Comments

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

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 151,747 Views 40 Comments

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

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 62,159 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 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 17,246 Views 10 Comments

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

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 17,283 Views 19 Comments

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

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 40,213 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2020, 7:33 AM 12,455 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:10 PM 293,815 Views 76 Comments

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

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 36,583 Views 8 Comments

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

'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 16,826 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2019, 7:32 AM 31,310 Views 7 Comments

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

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 12,714 Views 37 Comments

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

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 9,939 Views 24 Comments

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

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 25,774 Views 28 Comments

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

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 9,252 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

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 18,226 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 6:42 PM 109,981 Views 123 Comments

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

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 1,901 Views 3 Comments

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

Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country
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# Weather Warning

Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country

Sep 21st 2019, 3:50 PM 58,426 Views 24 Comments

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

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
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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 75,768 Views 198 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 18,252 Views 40 Comments

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

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford
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# Lough Ree

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford

Jul 11th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,742 Views 16 Comments

Bord na Móna confirmed that 70 permanent employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave.

Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line
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Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line

Jun 28th 2019, 10:19 PM 46,609 Views 63 Comments

The incident caused power to be suspended in the Cabinteely area of Dublin.

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
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'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,730 Views 109 Comments

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
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The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,745 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

Under 2,000 homes without power as ESB crews restore power nationwide after Storm Hannah
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# Storm Hannah

Under 2,000 homes without power as ESB crews restore power nationwide after Storm Hannah

Updated Apr 27th 2019, 6:00 PM 102,688 Views 31 Comments

AA Roadwatch and An Garda Síochána are warning motorists that fallen trees and other debris are likely.

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country
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21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 11:07 PM 102,080 Views 58 Comments

Multiple weather warnings are in place.

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?
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# Range Anxiety

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?

Apr 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 41,343 Views 136 Comments

The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.

Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds
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Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds

Mar 13th 2019, 7:49 AM 30,294 Views 9 Comments

A status orange wind warning is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds
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Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds

Jan 27th 2019, 7:48 AM 39,258 Views 27 Comments

The ESB said it had crews working to restore power in affected areas.

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans
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'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 88,058 Views 71 Comments

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

Dingle residents share in €350,000 of future ESB technologies
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# CLEAN ELECTRICITY

Dingle residents share in €350,000 of future ESB technologies

Jan 5th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,673 Views 14 Comments

The ESB established the ‘Dingle Project’ to pinpoint how Ireland’s electricity will be distributed in the future.

Thousands of homes across the country without power following strong overnight winds
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# Status Yellow

Thousands of homes across the country without power following strong overnight winds

Dec 18th 2018, 7:25 AM 18,101 Views 15 Comments

ESB says it is currently working to repair all faults on its network.

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union
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# Nothing To Do With Us

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

Oct 15th 2018, 6:20 AM 7,935 Views 7 Comments

ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.

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