New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

Responsible development and genuine community engagement are pre-conditions if the wind industry is going to continue to flourish, according to the IWEA. Photograph:  Nicolas Garcia/AFP/GettyImages)

The Government should set an ambitious target for Ireland of producing 70 per cent renewable electricity by 2030, which would help transform the ener(...)

According to the Irish Wind Energy Association, there are now 228 wind farms on the island. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Monday Results: Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Jan). Tuesday Results: Mincon, Bellway, Frutarom, FedEx. I(...)

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets, Equinix: there is “no doubt” large companies are planning to increase capacity here.

Ronan Harris, head of Google Ireland, last year described the Republic as the data capital of Europe, and Apple’s proposed centre in Athenry, Co Galwa(...)

On Wednesday, British prime minister Theresa May will  formally notify the European Council president of her intention to begin Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Monday Results: Sinclair Pharma Indicators: Euro-zone loan growth; German business climate (Mar) Meetings: The Founder Institute’s Start-Up Ideati(...)

Wind energy is vital to meeting our national renewable energy targets by 2020. Failure to do so will incur heavy fines. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first onshore wind farm in Ireland in Bellacorick, Co Mayo, which has a generation capacity of just over 6(...)

Former US president John F Kennedy on his visit to Ireland: his words to the Dáil featured in an ad deemed to be political advertising

An advertisement for the wind energy industry amounted to political advertising which is banned in Ireland, the broadcasting regulator has ruled. Th(...)

Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

Wind generators, including State-owned ESB, SSE Airtricity and Viridian, will share €269.7 million of the total that the CER will collect from electricity users. Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Wind power generators have defended a decision by the energy regulator to add €270 million to consumers’ and businesses’ electricity bills to cover th(...)

The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)

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