David Cully (24) had admitted killing Edward O’Connor has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his uncle Edward O’Connor.

A Dublin man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for what was described today as the “brutal murder” of his uncle in 2013. Father-of-one David Cul(...)

“Attainment of the 40 per cent target will require another 200 wind farms, 700km of new transmission line and hundreds of new towers to carry these lines. These transmission reinforcements alone will cost up to €3.9 billion, according to EirGrid,” says Dr Anthony White. Photograph: David Sleator

Achieving the target of generating 40 per cent of Ireland’s electricity by 2020 from renewable sources would require another 200 wind farms around th(...)

The disputed wind farm projects are the largest planned to date in Europe in close proximity to major seabird colonies

A planned £1.5 billion (€2.1 billion) offshore wind development by Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power will be challenged in a Scottish court thi(...)

Judge Bridget Reilly put the case back to a date in May for a community service report of 200 hours, with three months’ jail in default

A Luas passenger who chased a ticket inspector and assaulted him will have to do 200 hours community service or face a three-month jail sentence.Judge(...)

Siemens will provide much of the financing for the windfarms off Yorkshire

A consortium led by Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has been given consent by the UK government to develop a massive 1.2 gigawatt se(...)

Mainstream chief Eddie O Connor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scottish ministers have given Irish-based Mainstream Renewable Power the green light for a €1.9 billion offshore wind farm development in the North Se(...)

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(...)

Aviva abseilers: engineering company Kirby Group donated €500 to a charity nominated by each of the participants at an event where volunteers abseiled from the roof of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. The total raised was €40,000

There were probably a few knees wobbling at the Aviva Stadium last weekend, as a group of construction industry executives and their multinatio(...)

Members of environmental associations at the European Commission headquarters yesterday as the EU sets out new climate and energy goals. Photograph: Reuters

Environmentalists have reacted with dismay to the European Commission’s latest proposals on climate and energy targets for 2030, saying they represent(...)

How come in the publicity shots for wind energy there are never any houses? Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power, writing (Irish Times, December 19th) about economic stagnation, suggests that “building a new green eco(...)