Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

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(...)

Basil Geoghegan: State aid might have gone in the door of the Irish banks but it immediately went out

The Government’s decision to introduce a blanket bank guarantee in September 2008 was “unwise” and “unwarranted”, a key adviser on banking strategy at(...)

Becoming part of the Single Electricity Market would require huge investment.  Photograph: Collins

Irish consumers face “significantly higher” prices for electricity due to efforts by the European Union to create a single European market for power, (...)

On the secondary bond market the yields on 10 year Greek bonds have risen to over 7 per cent in the wake of yesterday’s Eurogroup meeting. Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA

Volatility on Irish bonds was the highest in the euro area today, followed by those of Portugal and Greece, according to measures of 10-year debt, the(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi aren’t blinking yet. The longest losing streak in European stocks in (...)

Vladimir Putin: signed amendments that were whisked through the Russian parliament last month without public debate. Photograph: AP/Kirill Kydryavtsev

Vladimir Putin signed a new Bill into law yesterday that bars foreign companies from owning more than 20 per cent of Russian media outlets.Coming as (...)

Artist’s impression of the project. The City Quays 2 development is part of a larger £250 million scheme that includes a mix of commercial offices, residential space, shops and a proposed 200 bedroom hotel.

Belfast Harbour has secured planning permission for a new £20 million waterfront office development close to the city centre which could create 600 jo(...)

Albanian fans wait for Albania’s national soccer players to arrive, after the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania, at Mother Teresa airport near Tirana. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after Uefa charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier i(...)

Permanent TSB is alone among Ireland’s three surviving rescued banks not to have a restructuring plan approved by the European Union

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said if Permanent TSB, the 99.2 per cent government-owned lender, needs to raise capital after European stress tes(...)