European Commissioner for Rural Development Phil Hogan, centre, with Lucy O’Brien and Sean Atkinson, chief executive of Siro. photograph: photocall ireland

A rural community in Co Laois is benefiting from Ireland’s fastest commercial broadband service, thanks to an initiative by Vodafone-ESB joint venture(...)

Paul Mulvaney, executive director of innovation at the ESB: his presentation on Wednesday is likely to map out the ESB’s plan to remain the big player in Ireland’s energy pool. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography 2015

Paul Mulvaney is busy in his first floor office at ESB’s headquarters, putting the finishing touches to a presentation on how the one-time State-backe(...)

Ireland’s first solar farms could be operational by the end of 2016

Ireland’s first solar farms could be operational by the end of 2016, according to solar energy firm Amarenco chief executive John Mullins. The compan(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Minister Alex White as they launched the Labour Party Marriage Equality Campaign in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Stephen Collins.

Tánaiste Joan Burton said it was “right and appropriate” that public sector workers enter talks with the Government on restoring pay levels.She said (...)

David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Private investigator Michael J Gaynor was convicted of breaking the data protection act. Photograph: Courts Collins

The ESB has said it has implemented changes to its processes after it emerged that one of its employees had passed a huge amount of personal data bel(...)

Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic: Larry Goodman is now its biggest shareholder.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Goodman increases stake in Blackrock Clinic: Larry Goodman has taken control of a further 8 per cent stake in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic, makin(...)

ESB/EirGrid said upgrade work needed to be carried out on the land  in respect of a  power line affecting the general supply in Co Donegal. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A landowner alleged to have obstructed important upgrade work on the Donegal electricity network system has a(...)

ESB invested €825 million over the year in capital projects, with more than €650 million poured into Irish infrastructure

ESB’s after-tax profit rose by €80 million last year as the company cut back on staff costs and increased its revenue. (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes, who commenced an investigation into Loyaltybuild’s operation after the data breach last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The company at the centre of the biggest data breach ever dealt with in Ireland has recommenced trading and said it had invested €500,000 in ne(...)