Conductor and composer Eimear Noone is among the speakers at Inspirefest. Photograph: Carlos Gauna.

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) (Jun); euro-zone manufacturing PMI (Jun), unemployment (May); UK manufacturi(...)

Mike Quinn is poised to take the chief executive role at Irish Water’s parent Ervia after being offered the job in recent days

BARRY O’HALLORAN Bord Na Móna chief executive Mike Quinn is poised to take the same role at Irish Water’s parent Ervia after being offered the job in(...)

Michael McNicholas: Ervia has been searching for a chief executive to replace him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bord na Móna chief executive Mike Quinn is understood to be a leading candidate for the same role at Irish Water’s parent, Ervia. The State-owned ho(...)

Kingspan Insulation in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan installed the then largest rooftop solar pv system in Ireland, of 300kW, in 2015

Could rooftop solar electricity generation catch on in Ireland and give commercial property owners a chance to add value to their assets while slashin(...)

Teenagers from Dublin's inner city and Blackrock College at the Swan Youth Services music group

Every Thursday since September in an old redbrick building called St Agatha’s Hall off the North Strand, teenagers from the inner city play music with(...)

David Arnold. Courtesy of RTÉ Concert Orchestra

You might be forgiven for thinking that, the names apart, there is no connection between Dublin’s Oliver Bond House – an inner city flat complex – and(...)

“Oil is the main factor leading a further drop in the Bord Gáis Energy Index this month, as sentiment sours and investors start to lose faith in Opec’s ability to reduce the global glut of oil and effectively curb supplies,” says Darragh Crowley of Bord Gáis Energy. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Bord Gáis Energy Index fell 4 per cent in April, with falling prices recorded for oil, gas and electricity. Though the index has fallen steadily o(...)

Paul Hamill of Citadel Securities: “The strength of the Dublin environment creates competitive forces, where you get good people and growing businesses.” Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

US financial giant Citadel Securities says it plans to treble its Irish workforce within two years and that its decision to establish a base in Dublin(...)

The cost of solar is coming down so fast that fossil fuels could have had their day by 2030.

“There is a really compelling business case for companies to make energy savings today,” says John Walsh, who heads up the ESB’s recently established (...)

Ervia is the holding company for Gas Networks Ireland and Irish Water.

State-owned utility company Ervia is set to pay a special dividend of €100 million to the Government this year, as the latest instalment in the disbur(...)