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(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Mr Ryan has criticised the ESB following the news that it is to retain two major turf-fired power plants after 2019, despite expectations that the plants would close during that year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The ESB is planning to retain its two major turf-fired electricity generation plants in the midlands after 2019, despite expectations that they would (...)

Maynooth University is taking part in Kildare Expo 2015

Several major multinationals will join semi-state firms in an initiative entitled “Meet the buyer”, organised by the North Kildare Chamber of Commerce(...)

Former GAA president Liam O Neill with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tony Reddin in 2013.   Photo: David Sleator

Tony Reddin, who has died aged 95, wasn’t considered to be the greatest ever hurling goalkeeper: he was the greatest, and he had the recognition to pr(...)

Coillte, the State-owned forestry and landowning company, is aiming to raise up to €60 million by selling off the vast network of mobile phone masts l(...)

By hiring the experienced agribusiness executive Fergal Leamy from the gilded world of private equity, Coillte has landed itself a new chief executive(...)

Wind energy: In Ireland, windfarms are currently heavily subsidised. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Just as chairman John Horgan began speaking last Monday at the official launch of Bord na Mona’s new €115 million Mount Lucas windfarm, a gale whipped(...)

Demonstrators from various anti-wind farm groups protest as Minister for Energy Alex White officially opened Bord na Móna’s €115 million   wind farm at Mountlucas, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:49

Bord na Móna directors will meet in the coming months to plan a “major rethink” in its strategy, as the State peat company looks to reinvent itself as(...)

North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which represents local and multinational companies with a combined workforce of 9,300 people and includes food group Kerry, has found 86 per cent of its members have confidence in the Irish economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than four out of 10 companies in a chamber of commerce whose members include key employers such as microchip maker Intel and food group Kerry ha(...)

 Minister for the Environment, Community  Alan Kelly:   backing proposed Dublin-Galway greenway as part of a national cycle network.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two national farming organisations have criticised the route of the proposed Dublin-Galway “greenway” and have warned that they will “not tolerate” c(...)