5 days of power cuts wreak havoc across Ireland in 1991.
- Title ESB Strike Affects Agriculture
- 1st Broadcast 23/04/1991
- ContributorJim Fahy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:37
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Farmers Angry at ESB Strike
- Extended description
ESB electricians went on strike for 5 days in 1991, causing power cuts throughout Ireland in a dispute over a pay and productivity deal. The ESB was the sole provider of electricity in Ireland at the time, and the strike shut down almost half of the country’s power plants, leaving electricity supplies 30% below what they should have been.
Jim Fahy reports from rural Ireland, where shops are depending on gas lamps for light and the farmers are particularly angry at the prospect of throwing out uncooled milk. Michael Kelly and John Fox say their livelihood is being torn to bits by those who have a good wage. Another farmer says his sow’s newborn piglets died because of that morning’s power cut.
A RTÉ News report on 23 April 1991. This edition of the news featured a series of reports from around Ireland on the effects of the ESB strike.
- Local keywords Industrial disputes, Strikes, ESB, Power cuts, Farmers, Michael Kelly, John Fox, IFA
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1991
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN91/113
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- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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