The ESB has been defending its record in Listowel. A presentation was made by the company at last nights meeting of Listowel Town Council, where it informed members that it has spent 10 million euro on the area since 2001. The ESB says they’ll spend a further 2 million on the reconstruction of Smearla Station.It’s been recently announced they are to close their depot in Listowel. There has been wide discontent with the service provided by the ESB in the area, with a series of outages occurring in the last number of months. Cllr Ned O Sullivan says while he welcomed the meeting it was too little too late and communications with the public need to be improved.