ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes introduced since 2000 mean the ESB is no longer a State-owned monopoly that generates electricity and supplies it to all households and busine(...)

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(...)

ESB spokesman Pat O’Doherty said “ESB Tree Week provides an opportunity to remind people why trees matter”.

A third of Irish children have never climbed a tree, according to parents, and almost one in 10 have never visited a forest or wooded area. Figures c(...)

The Strawberry Restaurant, Brooklodge, Macreddin Village, Co Wicklow

In recent history, the Irish hotel was a place where culinary ambition went to curl up and die under a heat lamp. It was the boiled veg school of unr(...)

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/RollingNews.ie

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 (...)