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(...)

Ireland must reach a 40 per cent level of renewable electricity provision to meet EU targets for 2020. Last year almost 24 per cent was achieved through wind alone

Communities wary of accepting wind farm projects are most likely to be won over by the prospect of discounted electricity bills, a conference has hea(...)

Minister for Energy Alex White: “Climate change is a challenge for all of us. It’s not something that just affects urban areas or just affects rural areas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Ireland must be progressive and understand the “great opportunities” offered by wind energy investment, outgoing Minister for Energy and Natural Reso(...)

Wind energy: conference will be told public support in Ireland has grown in recent months for this type of energy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The impact of a potential Brexit on Irish energy policy and investment will be the focus of discussion at the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) ann(...)

Leonard Ponzi: will run Reputation Inc’s New York office.

Yet another Irish-linked communications consultancy is heading stateside. Reputation Inc, the British and Irish agency founded by former Edelman Irela(...)