Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor: “This wind farm is the ideal solution for Ghana because the country needs large quantities of electricity and it needs it fast.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP), the wind energy company established by the Airtricity founder Eddie O’Connor, has reached an agreement with a Swiss(...)

Secretary general of the group of unions Brendan Ogle dismissed claims that taxpayers’ money would be used to shore up the ESB pension plan. “As far as we are concerned, the liability for the scheme lies fairly and squarely with the ESB,” he said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ESB, its unions, pension trustees and the Government will meet next week to defuse the row over the €1.7 billion hole in its workers’ retirement f(...)

There will be 16 wind turbines at the Scottish & Southern Energy  wind farm at Athea, near Abbeyfeale,  Co Limerick.

Powerteam, the engineering business that the ESB acquired when it bought Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) for €1.2 billion in 2011, seems happy to w(...)