Eirgrid’s John O’Connor: “East West Interconnector, which brought significant benefits during its first full year in operation.”

State-owned energy firm EirGrid has proposed to pay a dividend of €3 million to the exchequer. EirGrid chairman John O’Connor said 2014 was a successf(...)

Electricity pylons near New Ross, Co Wexford Eirgrid says overhead lines are the most effective option for the North South Interconnector.Photograph: David Sleator

Overhead lines are the most effective option for the North South Interconnector, according to a new draft strategy published by EirGrid.The strategy s(...)

Microsoft  and Google likely to be among the candidates scouting locations. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A lobby group for the wind energy sector expects “several” large US multinationals with operations here to announce major investments in windfarm-pow(...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

Electricity pylons near New Ross, Co Wexford. EirGrid is to seek planning permission for the contentious GridWest and GridLink projects at the end of next year and in the middle of 2016 respectively. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

EirGrid is to seek planning permission for the contentious GridWest and GridLink projects at the end of next year and in the middle of 2016 respective(...)

There is currently around 2,400 megawatts of wind generated electricity feeding into the Irish system, of which half has been built since the downturn.

Ireland should abandon plans to build more wind farms in order to comply with a European Union policy which has failed – especially in light of the fa(...)

The oral hearing is the second time the port authority has applied to An Bord Pleanála for a major upgrade at Ringaskiddy.

A failure to provide an extension to the existing deep water berth in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork would affect the Port of Cork’s ability to service the need(...)

 Midi de Paor Walsh of Rethink Pylons: “We started out all about the pylons about a year ago and then we realised very quickly the pylons and wind farms are connected.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Wind farm and pylon opponents from across the country have vowed to target Fine Gael politicians in an effort to change energy policy.Representatives(...)

Alex White: with his appointment, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands

With the appointment of Alex White as its new Minister, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands. (...)