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Do a quick and dirty online ecological footprint calculation to figure out what your biggest environmental impacts are, and focus on them. Photograph: iStock

The world is changing, as evidenced by people increasingly recognising the need to act sustainably, to recycle more and to respond to a warming world (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue: the second-largest dividend last year was paid by the DAA, totalling €37.4 million, according to the Minister. Photograph: Alan Betson

Commercial semi-State companies last year paid out dividends of €261.19 million to the State, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue. This (...)

ESB generates electricity and sells both it and natural gas to homes and businesses. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Credit analysts rate State-owned energy businesses, ESB and Gas Networks Ireland, a safe bet for lenders, reports just published show. Ratings agency(...)

Julie Ennis

Service provider Sodexo has appointed a new managing director of corporate services, with Julie Ennis stepping into the role. Ms Ennis joined the com(...)

Coillte and other State-backed companies are heavily reliant on Britain for trade

Brexit remains a key concern for State-owned companies, with forestry service Coillte seen as being particularly vulnerable as it still derives just o(...)

Denis O’Sullivan managing director of Gas Networks Ireland. “We connect between 13,000 and 14,000 new customers a year, and we operate one of the safest and most reliable networks in Europe.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Denis O’Sullivan may have an answer to a quandary facing Irish agriculture. Our beef and dairy industries have drawn flak as a source of greenhouse ga(...)

The proposed water ownership referendum, like much else with Irish Water, is about solving a political problem, not addressing any fundamentals about our water supply. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The ESB was set up 90 years ago as a State-owned company to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to the people of Ireland and continues to fulfil t(...)

A smart control panel for a domestic heater. Photograph: iStock

Decarbonising Ireland is not for the faint-hearted. When it comes to home heating, the scale of the task is immense. Ireland has two million homes. A (...)

Billy Costello of Green Generation, Nurney, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Biomethane will in coming years be generated at hundreds of sites around the country through the use of anaerobic digesters (ADs) and injected into th(...)

Low water levels at Blessington Lake. Photograph: Tom Honan

The days when water charges and the management of Ireland’s deteriorating water infrastructure were the most lethally combustible political issue for (...)

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