Jean-Claude Juncker: “For too long, energy has been exempt from the fundamental freedoms of our union.”

A new EU strategy on energy has proposed more electricity interconnections between countries, more focus on renewable energy and a tougher negotiatin(...)

Ireland imports nine tenths of its energy needs – one of the highest rates in Europe – and therefore both price and security of supply of oil and gas (...)

Ireland needs to diversify its fuel sources and not depend on coal-fired power stations such as Moneypoint. Photograph: Neil Warner for ESB

It is eight years since the publication of the last White Paper on Energy. Since then, there has been a major acceleration of renewable energy. Capaci(...)

Besides worries about climate change and security of supply, Ireland faces a capacity issue. Photograph: Eirgrid

A nuclear reactor is unlikely ever to dominate the landscape of Carnsore, Co Wexford. In Co Leitrim not a single rock has been fracked – and none migh(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015, published by Government last month, had “no ambition”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Government parties of having “utterly gone against a Green agenda”.Mr Ryan said he would not criticise t(...)

Former president and UN envoy Mary Robinson: Developing countries must be right there at the beginning and not locked into dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. Photograph: The Irish Times

UN special envoy for climate change Mary Robinson says developing nations need to join the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to s(...)

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 was published on Monday afternoon by the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three years behind schedule, after a myriad of consultations and drafts, the Government has finally published the State’s first climate change Bill to(...)

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised Fine Gael’s four MEPs for not voting in favour of a European Parliament committee of inquiry into the Lux(...)

Civil partnership battle: in 2007 the Greens and Fianna Fáil fought over equal treatment. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

This oral history has contributions from: Dermot Ahern Former minister for justice Dan Boyle Former Green Party TD and senator Suzy(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly yesterday moved to allay fears that there is a long-term plan to privatise Irish Water. He said he would intro(...)