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(...)

Does it make sense to sell one of Ireland’s largest indigenous companies, Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), to a foreign multinational to repay a fraction of th(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor.

Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded funding of €1.4 million by the European Commission to cover half the costs of conducting a survey of the s(...)

Sometimes it takes only a few minutes to change the way we think about things. A month ago, Larry Summers spent about ten minutes at an IMF researc(...)