Total dividends paid during the past ten years by ESB to the Exchequer amount to almost €1.5 billion

ESB reported a 43 per cent jump in pretax profits last year, as it paid a final dividend to the State of €214 million. The energy group, which employ(...)

A Bank of Ireland sales manager with an “exemplary record” who was dismissed for “gross misconduct” over “inappropriate” and pornographic emails sent from his personal bank email has won a six year battle for his reinstatement.   Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins.

A Bank of Ireland sales manager with an “exemplary record” who was dismissed for “gross misconduct” over “inappropriate” and pornographic emails sent (...)

Kevin Foley of the Labour Relations Commission is charing the ESB Industrial Council meeting that will assess the case. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unions representing ESB staff and company representatives made opposing presentations to an internal tribunal on Thursday over a pay claim submitted (...)

Representatives of ESB staff lodged a claim in the autumn that sought pay rises of 3.5 per cent a year for the next three years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Workers at State-owned energy group ESB are seeking pay rises of 3.5 per cent annually over three years.The company’s unions and management both conf(...)

John McSweeney, ESB’s head of innovation, is to retire later this year. He will depart about the same time as deputy chief executive Bríd Horan, whose departure was announced last week.

Senior management at ESB held a series of discussions with its trade unions in recent months at which they were told workers strongly opposed the prop(...)

File photograph of Brendan Ogle addressing protestersat at a Unite trade union protest in 2010. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Brendan Ogle, the ESB Group of Unions (GoU) secretary who led its workers to the brink of industrial action shortly before Christmas, will step down f(...)

The endgame started on Thursday, when Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (above) asked the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to intervene. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The two sides in the ESB dispute held tentative talks at the company’s head office early last week, but made little headway. The endgame started on Th(...)

 ESB group of unions secretary general Brendan Ogle (above) suggested yesterday that as a result of the LRC deal the company would have to include an extra liability of €369 million in its accounts, but added that that was a matter for the ESB and its auditors. Photograph: Alan Betson

The ESB will be responsible for any deficit in its employees’ pension pot as a result of the deal struck between the company and its unions that avert(...)

The ESB has welcomed the withdrawal of notice of a strike, which it said “would have had extremely damaging consequences for electricity consumers, businesses, the economy and the company”.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A deal has been struck between ESB management and unions resulting in the withdrawal of threatened strike action. Agreement was reached after negotiat(...)

 Brendan Ogle (right) secretary of the  ESB Group of Unions. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The likelihood of industrial action at the ESB before Christmas will be determined by management’s “attitude and position” in negotiations on Thursday(...)