Tag Archives: ESB


This afternoon.

ESB’s Electric Ireland latest to announce a massive energy price rise (Independent.ie)

This morning.

Finglas EBS Station

Members of the Independent Workers Union, which is not recognised by ESB, begin a 24-hour strike protesting at the lack of consultation over work to be outsourced to the private sector. They claim to have over 500 members working in the ESB. The company said it plans to take legal action over the strike.

ESB says technicians strike by unrecognised union is unlawful (RTÉ)

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Ireland welcomes the electric kettle.

It shaved literally seconds off previous tea making times.

Life would go rapidly downhill from this point on.


This morning.

Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.

Cormac writes:

I wonder what contributed to this telecom pole blowing over last night? Leaving a near invisible phone line neck height across the footpath?

Any physics/maths person want to figure out the pushing force x4 AO pieces of rigid card added to the top of a not new, 30 foot high, 14″ wide, wooden pole?


This afternoon.

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)

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This afternoon.

From left: Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Kevin Moran, Josepha Madigan, Paschal Donohoe and Richard Bruton at the Aghamore plant.

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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 Group


This afternoon.

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)

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This morning.

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