Barry Walker at the Ferry Inn at Portumna: “We have even learned what type of sandbag works and what doesn’t, based on the 2009 experience.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Timmy Walsh and his lakeside neighbours in the south Galway community of Portumna don’t need to check radio or social media to know how the ESB is man(...)

UCC brought the legal action following flooding damage to buildings on campus in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A High Court judge has ruled the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) must pay 60 per cent of University College Cork’s (UCC) estimated several-million-euro(...)

 Ian Bailey leaves the High Court recently after losing his case over Garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, journalist Ian Bailey, solicitor Brian O’Donnell and the family of businessman Seán Quinn – a new law term b(...)

A judge has ruled the ESB is 60 per cent liable for flood damage to several buildings on the campus of University College Cork

The ESB is going to have to make a multi-million euro contribution to the costs of the Cork flood devastation of November 2009, following a High Court(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is to carry out an audit of the ESB following its investigation into the use of so-called tracing agents by credit unions.

Credit unions which hired private investigator Michael Gaynor, who was convicted of unlawfully accessing information held on Garda systems, did not(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

A legal action to decide if the Electricity Supply Board must bear any liabilityfor damage inflicted by floods that affected large parts of Cork city (...)

Openness, transparency and accountability ought to have been essential elements of the “democratic revolution” promised by Fine Gael and Labour when t(...)

‘Sacred and Profane Love’ by Sean Keating (1937), reproduced with kind permission of a private owner and the Keating estate

Two incarnations typify popular images of Seán Keating. In one he is the quintessential painter of the Irish Free State, boldly mythologising t(...)