Chairman of ESB puts nuclear on the agenda

As trusted political appointees go, ESB chairman Tadhg O’Donoghue comes pretty much top of the pecking order, judging by the length of time he has been at the helm of one of the country’s wealthiest companies.

17th February, 2007

The ESB faced down criticism last year over mounting electricity prices but is once again entering choppy waters. A government White Paper next month will specify how the company is to reduce its monopoly in the power generation market.

But a constant for the ESB in this period of flux is its chairman’s forthright views. In a world of prepared media scripts, O’Donoghue usually engages in plain speaking when the company’s annual results are published....

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