A computer enhanced image of the Poolbeg incinerator. In the region of €100 million has so far been spent by the Dublin local authorities on the incinerator.

Dublin’s proposed Poolbeg incinerator has been cleared for construction by the European Commission following its finding that the project is not in br(...)

The first water meter being installed in Maynooth, Co Kildare. But is executive performance being properly measured? Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The State lacks many things but a sense of humour is not one of them. Just as the head of Irish Water John Tierney was dropping the news that he had s(...)

Works being carried out on the proposed incinerator site in January 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consultants paid more than €32 million over the proposed development of the Poolbeg incinerator are to have their contract terminated by Dublin City C(...)

A file image of workers preparing the Poolbeg incinerator site in 2010. Photograph: The Irish Times

The contract between Dublin City Council Covanta to develop the Poolbeg incinerator has been substantially renegotiated.A controversial “put or pay” c(...)