The company had 790,000 household and business customer accounts in the Republic and Northern Ireland at the end of March

SSE Airtricity said on Wednesday it now has a 17 per cent share of the combined gas and electricity markets on the island of Ireland as the London-lis(...)

Some 8.2m people in Spain have bought something in Primark, more than even the Spanish home grown Zara, but you can detect a low level of anger. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

On the surface relations between the Irish and the Spanish have never been better. Last year over a million people from Ireland visited Spain, more th(...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)

Teenage Waterford entrepreneur Jordan Casey is interviewed during a break at a conference on European youth in business in Madrid. Photograph: Carlos Lujan/The New York Times

When Waterford’s Jordan Casey takes to the stage to present his technology business, he jumps onto the platform rather than walking up the access ramp(...)

EGM tomorrow: Fyffes will hold its EGM at the Ballsbridge Hotel in  Dublin 4 to discuss its planned merger with Chiquita. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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A  Bord na Mona  peat powered Power station in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite the weight of conventional wisdom to the contrary, issues can and do move at high speed within the public sector. On Monday morning, the Na(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)