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The Seanad heard about the impact on families who had worked in the power stations for the past 50 years and the ending of peat production at Mountdillon bog. File photograph: Getty

The midlands must not be allowed to become a “rust belt” like the American midwest following the closure of power plants in Longford, Offaly and the d(...)

On December 3rd, Irish electricity consumption reached a new high of 5,112 mega watts.  Photograph: iStock

Forecasters are warning of a cold spell next week, possibly the most severe of the winter so far, with Siberian weather bringing snow and ice. Not onl(...)

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(...)

At least 300 people engaged in peat harvest will be deployed by the company in a peatland rehabilitation programme. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Bord na Móna has welcomed the first report by the Just Transition commissioner Kieran Mulvey which envisages the midlands turning away from peat and i(...)

Shannonbridge power station. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Senior Ministers will visit the midlands on Monday to meet people affected by last week’s decision by the ESB to close two peat-burning power stations(...)

Shannonbridge power station. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A group of senior Government ministers is to visit the midlands on Monday to meet people affected by last week’s decision by the ESB to close two peat(...)

Fiona Geraghty who died in Dubai was ‘lively but calm, strong but gentle, innovative and creative’, her school said

The family of an Irish teacher killed in a Dubai bus crash have said it was “with broken hearts” that they announced her death. Fiona Geraghty was am(...)

A search has resumed this morning for a fisherman who fell into the sea off the coast of Clare yesterday evening. The 42-year-old Latvian, who (...)