A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

Colm McCarthy, the clever but contrarian UCD economist, doesn’t mince his words. He prefers instead to mince the targets of his ire, which last weeken(...)

 Galway aims to be “best placed” in race for European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has fired the first shots in the contest for European Capital of Culture designation in 2020 with the appointment of an NUI Galway team to prep(...)

Feeling the pinch: Macnas performers Maighread Ní Chonaigh and Hillary Kavanagh in 2002. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Couples conversing in four parked vehicles in Neil LaBute’s Autobahn. Diarmuid de Faoite interacting with wheelie bins in Colm Corless’s The Fairgreen(...)

Gaelectric has operating windfarms in Skrine in Co Roscommon and Carn Hill in Co Antrim. Photograph: Reuters

Wind energy group Gaelectric has agreed €92 million in new funding from a range of sources, including the National Pensions Reserve Fund’s loan facili(...)

One of those who managed to slip through the tax loophole before it was closed was Irish trucking magnate Robert “Pino” Harris. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The appearance of one significant Irish name on the database of offshore records is explained by a loophole in the Irish tax laws that the Revenue Co(...)

Meath County Council has bought the former Quinn insurance office block in Navan for use as its new headquarters. The council is to pay (...)

Protesters from the Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group, outside The Four Seasons Hotel yesterday, where the Irish Wind Energy Association annual  conference  was taking place, in  Ballsbridge, Co Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opponents of wind energy have been accused of “playing on the public’s fear of the unknown” and on public representatives’ “av(...)