The ESB in numbers in 2016

€116m dividend to state a bright spot amid semi-state financial struggles

10th March, 2017
Sterling fall hits ESB profits. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Amid the continuing financial troubles at Bus Eireann and An Post, there was better news for the Government from the semi-state sector this morning as ESB announced that it would be paying a dividend of €116m to the Exchequer from its 2016 profits.

Though this is down from the €273m paid in respect of 2015, that figure included a final €214m payment as part of a special dividend deal agreed with the Government during the...

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