The ESB has far-ranging legal powers to place any electric line above or below ground  because provision of electricity is deemed an essential service.

* This text was amended on July 2nd to clarify the applicability of compensation to wooden electricity poles I received a letter from ESB networks re(...)

The offshore wind farm project is owned by Electricite de France. Photograph: iStock

ESB is in advanced talks to buy a stake in a Scottish offshore wind farm project owned by Electricite de France, sources said. A deal for a 50 per ce(...)

Numbers 39-43 Merrion Square comprise a combined net internal area of 2,792 sq m (30,050sq ft).

The sale of a portfolio of five period properties on Dublin’s Merrion Square provides investors, developers and occupiers a rare opportunity to secure(...)

  ESB archive power station image

The Electricity Supply Board has unveiled a wealth of previously unseen footage commissioned by the organisation over the past 90 years. Released to (...)

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

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important appeal by University College Cork over findings the Electricity Supply Board is not liable for exten(...)

Inland Fisheries staff members Jimmy King, Paul McLoone, Cathal Gallagher, Alan Culla and Dr James Barry.

Ireland’s rivers are too fragmented due to human activity, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) at the launch of a new European project that ai(...)

 River Shannon Protection Alliance member Donal Whelan at Dromineer Harbour on Lough Derg. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farmers, stud farmers, tourism groups and residents in the Lough Derg area have called on politicians to halt Irish Water’s €1.3 billion plan to pump (...)

 Dromineer Harbour on Lough Derg, with boats from Lough Derg Yacht Club. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Pick a river associated with regular flooding and it would seem like the perfect water source for a rapidly expanding capital city. Select an extrac(...)

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a procedure under which the Electricity Supply Board served a notice to enter private lands to carry out works on e(...)

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(...)

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