Dr. Thomas A. McLaughlin (1896-28 May 1971) was an Irish engineer from Drogheda and one of the key people in the Shannon hydroelectric scheme, the early icon of the Irish Free State. He then established the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) which distributed electricity across Ireland and promoted the rural electrification of Ireland.

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  • Dr. Thomas A. McLaughlin (1896-28 May 1971) was an Irish engineer from Drogheda and one of the key people in the Shannon hydroelectric scheme, the early icon of the Irish Free State. He then established the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) which distributed electricity across Ireland and promoted the rural electrification of Ireland. McLaughlin studied at University College Dublin and the University College Galway. After qualifying as an electrical engineer, he started working for Siemens-Schuckert-Werke in Berlin in late 1922. He was impressed with the success of electrifying Pomerania, an area in Germany similar in scale to Ireland. McLaughlin promoted the concept of using the River Shannon as a basis for a hydro-electric and electrification scheme. He succeeded in having scheme adopted against intense political opposition. (en)
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  • Dr. Thomas A. McLaughlin (1896-28 May 1971) was an Irish engineer from Drogheda and one of the key people in the Shannon hydroelectric scheme, the early icon of the Irish Free State. He then established the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) which distributed electricity across Ireland and promoted the rural electrification of Ireland. (en)
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