In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

BioCore’s Ellough site near Suffolk, England: “It is a major site,” managing director Peter Carey says, “and National Grid, the utility we are with, describes it as a significant site in terms of gas import.”

A supply of plant clippings is all it takes for Irish company BioCore to supply enough gas for 7,000 homes in the UK. The Bray-based firm built a €20 (...)

Detail from Martin Gale’s  painting, ‘Inside Turlough Hill 2014’, one of a series of works commissioned by the ESB

There’s a curve in the road as you drive towards Dublin from Ballymore Eustace, the Co Kildare village where Martin Gale, one of Ireland’s leading (...)

Pylons to be replaced by trenches in national parks in Snowdonia, the Peak District, the New Forest in Hampshire and  Brecon Beacons in Wales. Photograph: David Sleator

Electricity pylons in some of Britain’s most beautiful rural landscapes are to be buried following a decision by the electricity regulator. The move w(...)

Viridian’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected to be launched before the end of the year with the listing likely to be in London. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Bahrain bank Arcapita has hired JP Morgan to lead a share listing for Irish energy firm Viridian Group, in a deal that could give the firm a value, in(...)

About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)

Proposed incentives designed to support the development of the wind farms needed to meet the Republic’s renewable energy targets will cost €300 millio(...)

 Neither of the gas interconnectors with Britain, built at a total cost of €600 million, can be used to export gas from here, as when they were built in 1993 and 2003 the Government was focused on securing supplies to meet high projected demand. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

State company Bord Gáis Networks is to investigate whether there is a need to invest €200 million in re-engineering its interconnectors with Br(...)