Proposed location of new nuclear plant in England, showing where it will lie in relation to Ireland.

The European Commission has approved a financing plan for the construction of two nuclear power plants in southwest England, effectively giving a g(...)

Ryanair finished 0.9 per cent lower at €6.91, with the airline announcing that Howard Millar plans to step down as deputy chief executive and chief financial officer in December

European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index capping its fourth straight quarterly gain, as contracts to buy previously owned(...)

Miners are helped by rescue workers and friends from the coal mine  in Soma. The disaster in western Turkey is likely to be the country’s deadliest and is also the worst in a series of incidents in a sector that has seen 30,000 die since 1970. Photograph: Ozgu Ozdemir/Getty Images

A coal mine explosion and fire which have killed more than 200 people in Turkey coincides with increased pressure on utilities to drastically improve (...)

Leo Cullen’s calmness under pressure meant he usually made the right calls in a game, especially at the lineout. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Smyth, a team-mate of Leo Cullen’s from their under-10 days at Willow Park through their years together on the Blackrock Dream Team and then Lei(...)

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin: big energy companies were warned they were facing a “Fred the Shred” moment

The spectre of Britain’s most reviled company boss, the former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin, was invoked yesterday by a government minister as he (...)

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Image of the week: Nuclear politician Nuclear power is safe in this man’s hands – it’s David Cameron, going the full jumpsuit as he gives a speec(...)

David Cameron addresses workers at the Hinkley  nuclear power station

As an island nation with a woefully ill-thought-out energy strategy, Britain has latterly become very switched on to the idea it needs to act urgently(...)

Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

 Computer generated image issued by EDF of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

The British government and EDF Group, the French state-controlled utility, announced yesterday they had reached a long-elusive agreement to build the (...)

Hinkley Point nuclear power station is seen behind rocks on a beach in Bridgwater, southwest England. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation is due to be announced today. The government has been in negotiations with French-ow(...)