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# eirgrid - Last month October 2022

'No impact on the grid' after wind turbine catches fire during lightning storm off Wicklow coast
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# Lightning

'No impact on the grid' after wind turbine catches fire during lightning storm off Wicklow coast

Updated Oct 20th 2022, 4:05 PM 16,616 Views 17 Comments

A vessel reported seeing a wind turbine on fire at around 12 noon yesterday.

Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin
# Emergency Power
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# Emergency Power

Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin

Oct 13th 2022, 4:30 PM 21,111 Views 28 Comments
  • The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
  • EirGrid has predicted that Ireland will face electricity shortages over the next ten years.
  • Electricity demand is expected to rise, particularly with the increase in number of data centres in Ireland.
Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes
# IRELAND'S ENERGY
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# IRELAND'S ENERGY

Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 11:50 PM 13,509 Views 31 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says our fondness for data centres is driven by misplaced servility to the whims of corporates.

EirGrid raises concern over 'significant' electricity supply issues
# Generation Shortfall
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# Generation Shortfall

EirGrid raises concern over 'significant' electricity supply issues

Oct 6th 2022, 8:40 AM 18,021 Views 24 Comments

The operator has said that the number of system alerts will likely increase, particularly with generators leaving the market.

# eirgrid - This year 2022

Risk of electricity blackouts in Ireland ‘slightly worse’ than last winter, committee hears
# Energy Crisis
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# Energy Crisis

Risk of electricity blackouts in Ireland ‘slightly worse’ than last winter, committee hears

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 3:45 PM 41,462 Views 66 Comments

Eamon Ryan is appearing before the Committee this afternoon alongside Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable
# Energy Crisis
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# Energy Crisis

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable

Aug 28th 2022, 7:30 AM 51,652 Views 77 Comments

The Department, EirGrid and CRU are ‘all asleep at the wheel’, the Fianna Fáil TD told The Journal.

Eirgrid declares Utilities Commission system a 'failure'
# Electricity Supply
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# Electricity Supply

Eirgrid declares Utilities Commission system a 'failure'

Updated Aug 27th 2022, 12:50 PM 38,906 Views 34 Comments

Eirgrid made the comments in a statement released tonight.

No immediate risk of blackouts as two system alerts issued by EirGrid in last 24 hours
# Amber Alert
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# Amber Alert

No immediate risk of blackouts as two system alerts issued by EirGrid in last 24 hours

Updated Aug 10th 2022, 3:33 PM 19,759 Views 36 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that the Government was acting to prevent blackouts from occurring this winter.

Energy reliance on Russia is 'glaring' mistake but price volatility predates war - Irish report
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# Power

Energy reliance on Russia is 'glaring' mistake but price volatility predates war - Irish report

Jul 12th 2022, 8:38 AM 13,065 Views 24 Comments

Dramatic changes in energy prices were a problem even before Russia’s war on Ukraine, the report says.

# eirgrid - Last year 2021

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
# Power Trip
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# Power Trip

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event

Nov 24th 2021, 4:12 PM 93,333 Views 47 Comments
  • The 'tripping' of the two stations resulted in the loss of 820 megawatts of power to the grid.
  • This was the equivalent of 20% of the total national demand for electricity at that time.
  • A spokesperson for EirGrid said the incident was unrelated to ongoing issues around security of electricity supply.
Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson
# Winter Power Supply
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# Winter Power Supply

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,265 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil heard claims that EirGrid made a €10 million payment to ESB for a contract that was never completed.

New plan outlines how Ireland will ramp up its renewable electricity by 2030
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# Eirgrid

New plan outlines how Ireland will ramp up its renewable electricity by 2030

Nov 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,125 Views 32 Comments

As part of the Climate Action Plan, Ireland needs to reduce emissions from electricity by between 62% and 81% this decade.

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment
# Esb And Eirgrid
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# Esb And Eirgrid

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment

Nov 9th 2021, 4:21 PM 17,925 Views 0 Comments

Last week, TD Barry Cowen alleged that the ESB may have “orchestrated” the current energy crisis for its own benefit.

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
# Energy Costs
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# Energy Costs

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 46,039 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'
# ELECTRICITY DEMAND
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# ELECTRICITY DEMAND

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'

Sep 30th 2021, 1:56 PM 17,303 Views 68 Comments

Questions around the security of Ireland’s electricity supply have been brought into sharp focus.

Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages
# Energy Crunch
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# Energy Crunch

Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages

Sep 29th 2021, 4:46 PM 15,663 Views 28 Comments

Data centres and the closure of fossil fuel-fired power stations have something to do with it.

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
# Power Supply
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# Power Supply

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 57,092 Views 142 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.
Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns
# Blackouts
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# Blackouts

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns

Aug 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,039 Views 88 Comments

John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.

# eirgrid - All time

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand
# Supply And Demand
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# Supply And Demand

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand

Dec 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 28,952 Views 57 Comments

The warning came as Eirgrid are set to close two peat-fueled power plants in the Midlands.

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex
# Feature
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# Feature

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:02 AM 1,921 Views 3 Comments

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
# Pylons
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# Pylons

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

Oct 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,942 Views 39 Comments

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

Kildare hold their nerve to put Mayo to the sword and claim first ever All-Ireland U20 title
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Kildare hold their nerve to put Mayo to the sword and claim first ever All-Ireland U20 title

Aug 5th 2018, 3:18 PM 15,965 Views 21 Comments

Kildare held out in Croke Park despite a dramatic late Ryan O’Donoghue free-kick to defeat Mayo on Sunday.

Mayo see off resilient Derry challenge to book All-Ireland U20 football final spot
# Finalists
# Finalists

Mayo see off resilient Derry challenge to book All-Ireland U20 football final spot

Jul 14th 2018, 6:29 PM 9,589 Views 2 Comments

Goals from Ryan O’Donoghue and Paul Lambert saw Mayo book their place in this year’s EirGrid All-Ireland U20 football final.

Mayo crowned EirGrid Connacht U20 champions as Rossies suffer 16 point defeat
# Champions
# Champions

Mayo crowned EirGrid Connacht U20 champions as Rossies suffer 16 point defeat

Jun 17th 2018, 2:57 PM 9,947 Views 1 Comment

Mayo claimed their first ever Connacht U20 championship at Dr Hyde Park on Sunday with a landslide win.

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy
# N-S Interconnector
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# N-S Interconnector

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

Jan 24th 2018, 9:02 AM 15,758 Views 52 Comments

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland
# Resource And Energy
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# Resource And Energy

Data centres are making energy demands shoot up in Ireland

May 6th 2017, 4:00 PM 20,429 Views 50 Comments

The trend is putting the state on a collision course with the EU over renewable-energy targets.

Last year's All-Ireland U21 champions Mayo knocked out of Connacht by Galway
# Dethroning
# Dethroning

Last year's All-Ireland U21 champions Mayo knocked out of Connacht by Galway

Mar 25th 2017, 7:04 PM 12,982 Views 5 Comments

Eoin Finnerty scored a goal from the bench and sealed the win.

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?
# Factcheck
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Regina Doherty right to say she didn't support the use of civil disobedience?

Jan 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 16,090 Views 68 Comments

The Government Chief Whip denies having made some controversial comments. We put that claim to the test.

Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'
# Interconnector
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# Interconnector

Anti-pylon group warns Shell to Sea debacle 'will look like a walk in the park'

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:36 PM 8,864 Views 72 Comments

The North East Pylon Pressure Campaign said communities will not stand by while hundreds of pylons are built across Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

After years of campaigning, pylons in Lucan and Adamstown are being moved
# Pylons
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# Pylons

After years of campaigning, pylons in Lucan and Adamstown are being moved

Jul 1st 2016, 3:11 PM 14,199 Views 19 Comments

A timeline for the construction says the substation will be operational by 2018/2019.

Mayo claim All-Ireland U21 title with clinical 5-goal defeat of Cork
# Green And Red
# Green And Red

Mayo claim All-Ireland U21 title with clinical 5-goal defeat of Cork

Apr 30th 2016, 7:58 PM 35,315 Views 45 Comments

Liam Irwin scored two goals as the westerners won their first title at this age level since 2006.

As it happened: Cork v Mayo, U21 All-Ireland football final
Live Apr 30th 2016, 6:40 PM

As it happened: Cork v Mayo, U21 All-Ireland football final

'We're not focusing on any other team. We're trying to write our own history'
# Western Glory
# Western Glory

'We're not focusing on any other team. We're trying to write our own history'

Apr 28th 2016, 10:41 AM 5,270 Views 5 Comments

The EirGrid U21 All-Ireland championship is set to come to a thrilling conclusion this weekend as Mayo and Cork battle for the Clarke Cup.

Cork name team for U21 All-Ireland football final against Mayo
# Team News
# Team News

Cork name team for U21 All-Ireland football final against Mayo

Apr 27th 2016, 8:41 PM 10,079 Views 14 Comments

The two sides meet at Cusack Park.

Mayo win breathless Connacht U21 final to claim first title since '09
# Drama
# Drama

Mayo win breathless Connacht U21 final to claim first title since '09

Apr 2nd 2016, 8:27 PM 11,879 Views 2 Comments

Liam Irwin notched 1 – 3 for Mayo as they battled back to beat Roscommon by a point.

Three senior players in Cork team for Munster U21 opener against Clare
# Rising Stars
# Rising Stars

Three senior players in Cork team for Munster U21 opener against Clare

Mar 7th 2016, 7:11 PM 7,109 Views 1 Comment

Rebels boss Sean Hayes has named his team for Wednesday’s clash against Clare.

Eirgrid spent €2.7 million on legal fees in the last five years
# Power Grid
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# Power Grid

Eirgrid spent €2.7 million on legal fees in the last five years

Dec 22nd 2015, 6:10 AM 7,260 Views 18 Comments

For 2014/2015 alone the company paid out €747,390 for legal services.

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped
# Pylon The Pressure
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# Pylon The Pressure

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped

Oct 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 10,814 Views 52 Comments

The Grid Link project had been heavily criticised by anti-pylon protesters.

After landing U21 football award, Tipperary star set for U21 hurling campaign
# Award Winner
# Award Winner

After landing U21 football award, Tipperary star set for U21 hurling campaign

Jun 12th 2015, 12:20 AM 6,330 Views 2 Comments

Colin O’Riordan was voted the best U21 footballer for 2015 last year.

We have to wait another six months to see garda records
# Freedom Of Information
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# Freedom Of Information

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

May 6th 2015, 4:50 PM 8,469 Views 12 Comments

The FOI Act has extended the deadline for Irish Rail, the ESB and Eirgrid also.

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