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The decision by An Bord Pleanála means that Bord na Móna can cut turf on bogs of more than 30 hectares. Photograph:  Pfeiffer Studios

Bord na Móna says it will review requirements for peat harvesting after planners allowed the State to company cut turf on some bogs. A High Court rul(...)

Chef Dylan McGrath pictured at his Shelbourne Social restaurant in Dublin 4. The Sunday Times has reported that the Mercantile pub group is in talks about investing in  McGrath’s businesses. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Credit card giant Mastercard will announce plans on Monday to more than treble its Irish workforce to 1,700, The Sunday Times reported. The newspaper(...)

Bord na Móna “will fully comply with the provision of the new low-smoke zone and will exit the bituminous coal business before a total ban comes into effect in 2019”. Photograph: iStock

Government policy has prompted Bord na Móna to close its loss-making coal business, setting up a possible row with unions representing workers hit by (...)

The peat briquette has been regarded as the quintessential Irish fuel for decades but is a fairly recent invention. It was developed to meet a lack of coal in the wake of the second World War.

The writing has been on the wall for the peat briquette for a long time but its demise has accelerated in recent years. Consumer demand has fallen a(...)

Bord na Móna  will stop harvesting peat and  will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

When Gabriel Claffey joined Bord na Móna 60 years ago, he couldn’t have been happier. Just out of school, the 17-year-old from Ferbane, Co Offaly, got(...)