Lough Ree, Aghamore, Lanesborough, County Longford
The peat-fired power station where Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment will be accompanied by Paschal Donohue the Minister for Finance, , and Josepha Madigan the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for a visit this afternoon during their journey to the Midlands to meet those affected by last week’s decision resulting in an accelerated exit from peat.
Focus on alternative employment as power stations set to close (RTÉ)
From left: Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Kevin Moran, Josepha Madigan, Paschal Donohoe and Richard Bruton at the Aghamore plant.
This Day in Irish History
This day 73 years ago – 5 November 1946 – the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) began its Rural Electrification Scheme to bring electricity to remote parts of Ireland.
It became known as “the Quiet Revolution.” The first electricity pole was erected at Kilsallaghan in County. Dublin…
Uncanny, in fairness.
ESB Head Office, Dublin.
Members of the ESB Retired Staff Association (ESBRSA) protest protesting against a ten-year pension freeze.
Last August, the ESB Retired Staff Association submitted a claim for a 7.7 per cent pension increase, which was rejected.
The National Executive Chairman of the Association is calling for the traditional linking of pensions and employee salaries to be restored.
Tony Collins says pensioners are under represented on committees connected to ESB Defined Benefit Pension Scheme:
The protest involves all 15 Branches of the organisation.
ESB Pensioner Protest Over Decade-Long Pension Freeze (KFM)
National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
Singers from Piccolo Lasso children’s choir at the launch of the ESB Great Christmas Concert 2018 at the National Concert Hall On Thursday December 6 at 8pm.
The Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso, with conductor Dr. Ite O’Donovan, will be joined by the Orlando Chamber Orchestra, under leader Gillian Williams and a chance for the public to sing-a-long the “Hallelujah Chorus”.
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Dublin, location unspecified.
I saw this about 11am… The clampers said they should get a permit for every time they have a call out… Just when you thought your electricity repair man would be on time!
Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2.
Richard Hemming writes:
Clampers 2 ESB 0
The Jam Art Factory, 14, Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin.
We’ve created a romantic candle lit shop today in our Temple Bar shop for a unique shopping experience (all welcome)…. And due to the lack of power that the ESB are trying to fix…