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Shut-downs of both Whitegate and one of Energia’s two plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin, contributed to a squeeze on electricity supplies last winter that prompted formal warnings about stretched capacity. Photograph: iStock

Further delays have hit the return to action of one of two electricity plants whose temporary shut down hit energy supplies in the Republic last winte(...)

In December, two peat plants, Shannonbridge in Co Offaly and Lanesboro in Co Longford closed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The closure of older power plants, problems luring new investment and steeper than expected rises in demand pose increasing risks to Irish electricity(...)

Data centres currently require up to 1,100MW from the national grid

Confirmation that power plants in Cork and Dublin will be back online in the autumn has considerably eased the immediate risk to electricity supplies (...)

Andy Kinsella was characterised by Quantum as ‘a proven, execution-focused executive who can deliver strong results’.

Mainstream Renewable Energy’s former chief executive, Andy Kinsella, who quit last year before the company’s €1 billion sale, has joined forces with a(...)

Bord Gáis Energy: gas-fired power plant in Whitegate, Co Cork, has been out of action since  December.

Technical problems have forced power supplier Bord Gáis Energy to shut down a key electricity generator until the end of June, the company confirmed o(...)

An internal ESB memo shows that national grid operator, Eirgrid, asked the company to start up one of its three generators at Moneypoint in Co Clare, which had been shut down, to avoid any possible risk of blackouts. Photograph: Neil Warner

A squeeze on electricity supplies brought Ireland close to power cuts on Wednesday, it has emerged. The Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) iss(...)

A woman enjoys the sun on her balcony as the Eiffel Tower is clearly seen in the background lat week. Air pollution has fallen in Paris in response to the lockdown measure to fight the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 prematu(...)

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut energy prices from April 1st, reducing customers’ bills by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month.

ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will cut prices by an estimated €1.80-€8.30 a month in a move likely to spark other energy suppliers to follow. Elect(...)

For the fifth year in a row the Irish Credit Union has taken  the top spot for customer experience, followed by Laya Healthcare and Phonewatch. Photograph: iStock

Bus company CityLink and insurer Allianz were among the biggest losers as they took a hit to their “customer experience” score in a survey of Irish br(...)

Royal Dutch Shell’s first UK  hydrogen refuelling station. Hydrogen’s big advantage, as a fuel, is that it’s quick and easy to use by a driver. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Plans for the introduction of a hydrogen fuelling infrastructure for Ireland are accelerating, and a group representing those interested in using hydr(...)

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