In April 2016 ESB Archives launched a new website. ESB was the first Irish semi-state commercial body and will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017. In 1991, ESB Archives was formally established to collect, preserve and make accessible the history of ESB. The collection includes administrative records, maps, photographs, film and artefacts.
ESB was established to be the first fully integrated (generation, transmission, distribution, marketing and sale) national electricity service in the world and has played a significant role in the construction of the national infrastructure.
The website provides a virtual archives experience outlining some of the key developments of ESB. Some of the milestones and innovations associated with the wide ranging portfolio of its activities are showcased through the medium of digitised content from paper and audio visual collections preserved in ESB Archives, along with infographics to help create an aid to more fully understand that story.