Energy group Viridian moved back into the black last year, posting an after tax profit of €7.5 million, compared to a loss of €21.9 million the previous year.

Energy group Viridian moved back into the black last year, posting an after tax profit of €7.5 million, compared to a loss of €21.9 million the previo(...)

Viridian’s  372-tonne gas turbine generator at its power plant in Huntstown,  north Dublin

The owners of Bord Gáis Energy and Airtricity are thought to be in the race to buy their rival Viridian after submitting first-round offers for the b(...)

Reports  indicated that British-based utility Centrica – owners of Bord Gáis –  is likely to bid for Viridian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord Gáis Energy’s owner Centrica is likely to be among the bidders for rival Viridian, when the deadline for first-round offers closes on Friday. V(...)

Centrica managing director of Ireland Eddy Collier: “I love Ireland. It’s easy to live here.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier’s office, five floors above Dublin’s leafy Grand Canal banks, is a comfortable affair: a large desk, a snug couch big enough for a pow(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power wona  20-year mandate to feed the power from the wind farms into Chile’s regulated electricity market from 2017. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

A Chilean renewable energy joint venture involving Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) will invest $600 million (€544 million) in new wi(...)

Noel King, managing director of NK Communications: said  company was excited about taking on  significant number of new recruits

Sales companies Lites Group and NK Communications are planning to create 55 jobs on the back of a deal with electricity and gas supplier Energia. Lit(...)

Czech Airlines’ decision to pull out of Cork route left reader out of pocket and uninsured

Last year Joe Kirk changed his travel insurance provider to Laya. “I had been using JustCover.ie for many years. However, as my health insurance wa(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook poses with Alan Mulcahy, business markets manager for Energia: The Right Hook has accumulated 143,000 listeners

Fortunes in the drivetime market have shifted gear a little over the past year, with RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime and Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Co(...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)

Panda plans to invest €40m in “phase one” of its energy rollout, and has promised to supply green electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Photograph: Getty Images

An electricity price war is set to be sparked by waste management company Panda which is entering the energy market and offering a discounted tariff t(...)