Bord na Móna briquettes are made from milled peat. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The peat briquette was invented to meet a lack of coal in the wake of the second World War. The idea, in essence, was to copy geology and compress pea(...)

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bord na Móna has said the industrial scale exploitation of Ireland’s bogs will have ended in 15 years, with the peat briquette, that much-loved favour(...)

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During the year, Coillte planted 15 million trees on 6,200 hectares of land

Coillte, the State-owned forestry company that on Thursday reported improved sales and profits, is undertaking a strategic review of all aspects of it(...)

“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(...)

Bord na Móna recorded an operating profit of €52.4 million for the year ended March 2015, up €2.2 million or 4.3 per cent on the previous year. Photo: PA Wire

PAMELA NEWENHAM Bord na Móna recorded an operating profit of €52.4 million for the year ended March 2015, up €2.2 million or 4.3 per cent on the previ(...)

Star man: Paul Donovan’s System of Training Transfer Assessment Report launches this autumn

When money is tight, training is often the first casualty of corporate cutbacks as budget decision-makers struggle to see a direct link between the co(...)

13 Pembroke Row: three-storey modern office block with 843sq m (9,074sq ft) of space and 10 car-parking spaces

An office block with medium-term development potential adjoining LinkedIn’s planned new headquarters just off Baggot Street in Dublin 2 is fresh to 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(...)

An Bord Pléanála refused the Cluddaun project over concerns relating to  peat slippage and  the flows of  streams and rivers. Photograph: Reuters.

A 48-turbine wind farm proposed for Co Mayo has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Coillte’s project, on lands at Cluddaun, was to(...)