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(...)

The Happiness Trap on Townhall Street
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(...)

The ESB chimneys at Poolbeg: Dublin City councillors have called for them to be listed as protected structures, while the conservation section of the council has commissioned an architectural historian to research and report on them.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 2:08

The ESB has deferred making a decision on whether to knock down the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin, but says it is carrying out repair work to ensure the(...)

Barely a day goes by without a senior Government minister launching yet another national jobs plan that seeks to get people back to work. It’s easy(...)

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(...)