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(...)

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(...)