The ESB’s Pat O’Doherty, Vodafone Ireland’s Anne O’Leary and Minister for Communications Alex White: European Commission has approved a joint project between the two companies to roll out a fibre-to-the-building broadband network. photograph: naoise culhane

Vodafone and ESB have come together in a joint venture which will invest €450 million over the next four years in delivering Ireland’s first 100 per c(...)

Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB, said the group’s interim results  reflect “a solid performance across the group”.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

ESB saw its operating profit fall by €33 million in the first six months of the year, falling to €326 million as the energy provider was hit by storm (...)

Pigeon House: Dublin City Council agreed last night to add the redundant 207m (680ft) chimneys to the Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have voted to preserve the ESB’s Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg more than eight years after the same proposal was rejected (...)

Twin peaks: Poolbeg, photographed from the air. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. Four years after the Poolbeg power station in Dublin Bay was closed, the ESB has said it will decide by the e(...)

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said carrying out the structural and repair works needed to keep the 680ft high twin stacks may not be the best use of resources. 1:56

The ESB has warned it may not “be possible at all” to leave the famous Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin standing, and will decide by the end of the year whe(...)

The investment is being made through ESB’s cleantech fund

The ESB and its cleantech fund advisor GreenCoat, is to invest €7million in Dublin-based energy management equipment manufacturer Cylon Controls. The (...)

ESB has released its annual report for 2013 which show the State-owned energy group boosted its after-tax profits by €80 million to €415 million

ESB has released its annual report for 2013 which show the State-owned energy group boosted its after-tax profits by €80 million to €415 millio(...)

Four ESB employees, who began working with the company on varying dates since 1978, brought the actions last October alleging the ESB has wrongfully insisted the pension scheme is now a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, meaning what a person receives on retirement is no longer guaranteed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal challenge by four ESB workers alleging the company had deliberatly failed to address a €1.7 billion deficit in the company’s pension scheme ha(...)

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(...)

The ESB group of unions claims the company is refusing to recognise the pension pot’s shortfall

The ESB’s unions are threatening to strike and are refusing to co-operate with further cost-cutting measures at the State-owned energy group as the ro(...)