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. (...)

Some 35,000 public submissions were made to EirGrid on controversial Grid Link plans in the southeast.  Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

EirGrid has only responded to about 4,000 of the 35,000 public submissions it received last January on its controversial Grid Link plans in southeast(...)

The Danish capital, Copenhagen: Six years ago the Danish political establishment reached a far-reaching agreement on the future of the country’s energy transmission network.

Six years ago the Danish political establishment reached a far-reaching agreement on the future of the country’s energy transmission network. The Dani(...)

A member of the lobby group Against More Pylons has insisted that costs have come down so significantly that there is now very little difference between underground and overground. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Campaigners have reacted with guarded optimism to the news that EirGrid is considering an underground option for the high-voltage line from Roscommon(...)

 EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye:  “If would be great if the situation existed that the public at large had the necessary trust in EirGrid and that an independent panel is not necessary, but we’re not there yet.”  2:15

Putting high voltage power lines underground may preclude large-scale multinationals from locating nearby, EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye has wa(...)

The centralisation of power stifles discourse so that public consultation can be seen as an unwelcome irritant. Distant paternalism frowned on active,(...)

The underground option will be analysed by EirGrid on grounds including engineering, design, environment and cost. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The only thing that can be said with certainty about EirGrid’s two plans to develop high-capacity power connections to the Republic’s west, south and (...)