Outgoing Dublin city manager John Tierney: “If a decision had been taken then to meter new homes, today we would have 40 per cent of the national housing stock metered at no cost to anybody.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Instead of abolishing water charges in 1997, the then rainbow Coalition government should have required that all new houses be metered for wate(...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)

Electronics waste specialist, Wisetek, has beefed up its board with three heavy hitters. The Cork company has appointed Intel’s former I(...)

Wavebob was set up in 1999 to develop a commercial system for converting wave energy into electricity. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Ocean energy developer Wavebob looks set to be wound up next week when its board will tell investors, including State-owned Bo(...)

Protesters from the Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group, outside The Four Seasons Hotel yesterday, where the Irish Wind Energy Association annual  conference  was taking place, in  Ballsbridge, Co Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opponents of wind energy have been accused of “playing on the public’s fear of the unknown” and on public representatives’ “av(...)

Staff work  on the Interior of the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With rainforest showers and sunken baths, a 23m infinity pool and an open-air rooftop bar, the owners of Dublin’s newest five-star hotel bette(...)

Staff at Bord Gáis  have agreed a wage freeze and performance-related pay deal with its 1,100 staff in a bid to save ¤34 million over the next four years

[BYLINE1]BARRY O’HALLORAN[/BYLINE1] State-owned energy group, Bord Gáis, has agreed a wage freeze and performance-related pay deal wit(...)

Handout photo issued by Total of its Elgin PUQ platform, where production has resumed on a North Sea platform almost a year after it was evacuated due to a leak. Photograph: PA

a shortage is just weeks away. Natural gas prices spiked to over £1.50 a thermin London yesterday after technical problems with on(...)

A performer is disguised as Katie Taylor for her entrance before her fight against Yulia Tsiplakova of Ukraine. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Katie Taylor recorded her third straight victory over Ukrainian Yulia Tsiplakova at Bord Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin toight. The Bray wo(...)

It was Gustav Mahler who famously inveighed against tradition with the aphoristic put-down “ (...)