The semi-state company says it can only afford to contribute €5m to the fund.
An Offaly councillor doesn't accept the ESB can only afford to contribute €5 million to the Just Transition fund.
Senior manager with the ESB Senan Colleran made the claim during a Q&A session at a special council meeting yesterday.
That contribution will be split among nine counties involved in the transition process to more renewable energy generation.
Fianna Fáil councillor Eamon Dooley says he was surprised by the lack of engagement with the Executive: