Kevin Stromsoe outside Railway Cottage on Mill Road in Midleton.

“It could have been a lot worse - at least everyone got out alive.” Landlord Kevin Stromsoe was in a philosophical mood on Wednesday as he surveyed d(...)

A  Bord na Mona  peat powered Power station in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite the weight of conventional wisdom to the contrary, issues can and do move at high speed within the public sector. On Monday morning, the Na(...)

The ESB’s decision not to sell the Offaly and Longford plants has the added benefit of solving a potentially messy industrial dispute.

So ESB has joined Bord Gáis in deciding it is better to borrow from Peter to pay Paul.Bord Gáis, which is being renamed Ervia, earlier this month anno(...)

John McSweeney, ESB’s head of innovation, is to retire later this year. He will depart about the same time as deputy chief executive Bríd Horan, whose departure was announced last week.

Senior management at ESB held a series of discussions with its trade unions in recent months at which they were told workers strongly opposed the prop(...)

ESB WestWave is expected to generate an initial 5MW, equivalent to the electricity consumption of households in nearby Kilrush and Kilkee of clean renewable electricity.

Ireland’s first wave energy project off the west coast has been awarded € 23 million in funding by the European Commission. ESB WestWave, which will d(...)

Give staff time to work on ideas: more companies are giving staff time away from the daily grind to work on projects

Albert Einstein had it right when he said: “We cannot solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” The transla(...)

John McSweeney: “Every industry has suffered from the advent of disruptive technologies; with the exception of electricity, but that can’t last forever. We don’t know what the disruptive technology is going to be, but we know that it’s going to come.”

From the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric scheme in the 1920s to rural electrification a few decades later and to the groundbreaking work of ESB Internationa(...)

John McSweeney, head of Innovation at ESB, Serdar Bilgiç, head of energy generation at Unit and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore 
pictured at the announcement that ESB International has won its first contract in Turkey valued at ¤30 million.

ESB International has entered into a €30 million, six-year partnership with Turkish investment company Unit in the State-owned company’s first (...)