“We come from very different backgrounds”: Fergus Sheil (left) and Brian Irvine.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fergus Sheil is a conductor who works with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and is artistic director of Wide Open Music and Opera Theatre Compan(...)

The criteria for choosing new directors for the merged board to take over responsibility for Irish Water will be “somewhat elevated” from previous app(...)

Twelve appointments were made to the board of Irish Water in 2013 by its parent company Bord Gáis Éireann but these were approved in advance by then ministers Phil Hogan and Pat Rabbitte. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Existing directors of Irish Water and its parent company Ervia, formerly known as Bord Gáis, are likely to have to reapply for their positions when(...)

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(...)

An offer you can’t refuse: ‘Should Ervia eventually be privatised, the days of 19 per cent bonuses for senior managers may seem like the good old days’

“Bonus” is a loaded word. “Bonus culture”, meanwhile, evokes the loadsamoney excess of investment bankers whose pay was linked to how proficiently (...)

Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Alicia Davies as Roscoe/Rachel Crabbe. Photograph: Johan Persson

Chin-stroking devotees of difficult northern European plays from the early part of the last century may very well break out in hives at the thought(...)

Alan Kelly: said he raised a number of issues with Mr Tierney but would not go into the detail of a “private meeting”

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has asked for “people of calibre and experience” to apply for the positions on the new board to be establishe(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

The Coalition is considering extending the period during which households will pay an effective fixed rate water charge to allow for the further installation of water meters

The Coalition is considering extending the period during which households will pay an effective fixed rate water charge to allow for the further insta(...)

John Tierney, managing director, Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson

The troubles for Irish Water and its managing director John Tierney calmed on one front yesterday, but a lingering uncertainty remains on another. The(...)