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Industry sources expect the plants, at Whitegate in Cork Harbour and Huntstown in north Co Dublin, to restart generating electricity in October and November. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Confidence is growing that two electricity plants will be restored to action in time to stave off the risk of power cuts next winter. Surging electri(...)

Eirgrid did not say to which company it awarded the contract. Photograph: iStock

Electricity plant owner EP UK Investments is challenging national grid operator Eirgrid’s award of an emergency power supply contract to a rival. EP (...)

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(...)