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Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

Robbie Fryers and Talita Holzer, co-founders of WaytoB, a smartphone- and smartwatch-based navigation solution. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A navigation system that helps people with intellectual disabilities get around, a more accurate test for sepsis and a breakthrough in sound separatio(...)

Punchestown: the racecourse said the Hunt Stand was completed on time and on budget

Punchestown Racecourse has invested €4 million in a new stand that it plans to open on the first day of its annual festival next week. The Kildare Hu(...)

Ronan Doherty, chief executive of ElectroRoute: “I expect the next generation of wind farms in Ireland to be built at €40 per megawatt hour and below,” he says.

Eighteen months after Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation bought a 60 per cent stake in Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute, the eastern opportuniti(...)

Eirgrid and SONI told the industry, but made little effort to tell the public, the supposed beneficiaries of the €200 million savings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is hard to imagine a State body not trumpeting an initiative that it believes will save consumers and businesses €200 million a year. But that is j(...)

Eirgrid, SONI and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities are reorganising the electricity market at the behest of the EU. Photograph: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch/Bloomberg

All of SSE Airtricity’s power plants have qualified for new contracts from the Republic’s national grid in a shake-up of the electricity market. Elec(...)

Kilroot power station: Its owner, AES Corporation, said the station could close by May. Photograph: Robin Somes

Several power plants around the country are facing closure, with a possible loss of hundreds of jobs, following the first step in a planned shake-up o(...)

The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, the site of a major gas leak in 2015, above the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles.  Photograph: Coley Brown/The New York Times

In Southern California in 2015, a giant natural gas leak not only caused one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, it also knocked out a(...)

Bord na Móna has agreed to extend the capacity at its landfill in Drehid, Co Kildare.

State-owned Bord na Móna increased charges for dumping in its licensed landfill site by 5 per cent to €45 a tonne at the beginning of the year, (...)

Refuse collectors in Lucan, west Dublin: the Republic is running out of landfill space required to dump about 600,000 tonnes of household waste a year. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins/Dublin

It is an old cliché: where there’s muck there’s brass. The privatisation of household waste-collection in the last decade helped to develop an industr(...)

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