The River Lee in Cork city. File  photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Businesses across Cork have lodged legal proceedings against the ESB over €90 million in flood damage suffered back in 2009 ahead of the expiry this T(...)

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said the company was disappointed with the judgment. Photograph: Alan Betson

The ESB is to appeal a High Court ruling that found it was substantially responsible for flooding that caused an estimated €90 million of damage in C(...)

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty: ‘We have to be ready for the new concept of the prosumer.’   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty believes the way we purchase and consume electricity is in for radical change with decarbonisation and new technolog(...)

ESB said it made capital investment of €405 million over the six-month period, down by 10 per cent.

ESB grew its revenues and profits in the first six months of the year, although its progress was crimped by factors such as the weakening euro against(...)

 Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission in charge of energy union, with  Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, at the Powershift ESB energy  in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said (...)

 Pat O’Doherty: “Technology is enabling profound changes in the way that we generate and consume energy, and this has huge implications not just for the energy sector, but also for society as a whole and our economy.”  Photograph:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A “power shift” is taking place within the energy industry as a result of the convergence of energy, technology and the drive for sustainability. The (...)

Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

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Shoptalk: Enniskillen

The word Enniskillen triggers the same unfortunate associations as do the names Lockerbie, Warrington, Oklahoma City and other innocent sites of man’s(...)

 Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brighter Possibilities is the chirpy title of ESB’s annual report for 2014, which emerged on Wednesday. The report’s fine print contained several nugg(...)

ESB’s chief executive Pat O’Doherty saidthat the results reflect “a solid performance across the group’. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

A combination of storm repair costs, declining wholesale electricity prices and impairment costs in the UK hit profitability at energy supplier ESB(...)