The sun rising  beyond a wind farm. The restructuring of subsidies provides for a wide range of energy sources but is “technology agnostic”, ie it does not favour one energy source over another. Photograph:  Getty Images

Home-owners and businesses are set to face a significant increase in electricity costs to help pay for new subsidies for renewable energy under an ove(...)

Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

Denis Naughten: ‘Globally people are looking to Ireland because we are the first country in the world to bring high speed broadband to every home in the country’

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed Ireland will be the first country in the world to bring broadband into every home. The Indepe(...)

An Irish housing development showing solar panels on roofs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government’s long-awaited move to incentivise the scaling-up of solar energy development in Ireland should not exclude individuals and small busin(...)

Billy Costello of Green Generation, Nurney, Co Kildare. “A RHI “will make it possible for farmers to become ‘energy farmers’, to put crops into a biogas plant”.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some of Ireland’s leading food and drink companies are supporting a big move into production of biogas, an emissions-free energy source from agricultu(...)

Newspapers can go in the recycling bin (generally green). Photograph: Getty

When it comes to managing our bins, many of us are rubbish. But then it’s not like we get much help from the State, the waste management companies or (...)

For every degree the globe warms, the atmosphere can hold 7%  more water vapour. The consequence is more rainfall.  Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s extreme flooding in the northwest, concentrated on Co Donegal, underlines the urgent need to have adequate “adaptation measures” in place (...)

New Season photo session at Donnybrook from left Mairead Ronan, Ryan Tubridy, Amy Huberman, Daniel O Donnell, Ray D’Arcy, Jennifer Zamparelli. and Lorraine Barry at the launch of RTÉ’s new season programming .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ must address its gender pay gap, according to its best-paid presenter, Ryan Tubridy. Tubridy, who according to recently released figures was pai(...)

Cork celebrate with the O’Duffy Cup after their victory in 2015. The All-Ireland camogie final has been designated free to air. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The All-Ireland senior women’s Gaelic football and camogie finals have been designated as free-to-air events for Irish television viewers. In a boost(...)

Revenue asks that consumers forward suspicious emails to its webmaster before deleting them. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Consumers should be wary of a scam involving fraudulent emails and texts purporting to come from the Revenue Commissioners, Minister for Communication(...)