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Subsidies to the fossil fuel industry rose 1 per cent in 2019. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/Reuters

The Irish Government provided €2.4 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry in 2019, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This w(...)

Bog restoration and a climate change visitor centre are needed to transform the Midlands into a low-carbon economy, says Just Transition Commissioner Kieran Mulvey.

The Midlands should become a major hub for renewable energy, and act as a second location for businesses based in coastal Irish cities, according to J(...)

Wholesale electricity prices could hit €60 a MWh by 2022 as the Republic shuts coal and peat plants and energy demand grows, a report published on Tuesday says.

Electricity prices could rise as demand from data centres grows and the Republic shifts from fuels such as coal and peat to renewables, analysts say.(...)

An immediate threat hangs over the future of several hundred Bord na Móna workers who supply peat to the West Offaly and Lough Ree power plants.

Bord na Móna chief executive Tom Donnellan has hinted at widespread job losses at the State company. The Bord na Móna group of unions, which represe(...)

An Taisce has also objected to terms of the new licence for the Lanesborough plant which employs 150 permanent and seasonal employees.

The likelihood of an ESB power station in Co Longford reopening has been further cast in doubt as it has been confirmed there has been a series of sub(...)

I remember not being able to speak English. Growing up in the 1960s on a small island, Inis Treabhair off the Connemara coast, Irish was the(...)

Armagh anglers David Warnock (27), and Daryl Burke (30), died after the vessel they had borrowed for a camping and fishing trip on Lough Ree (above), Co Roscommon, sank last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lives of two fishermen from Northern Ireland could have been saved if their poorly repaired boat had been fitted with basic safety equipment, an i(...)

Profit at Tynagh Energy, the multinational-backed power generator that is receiving a €66 million subsidy from electricity consumers, soared to €40 m(...)

The regulator plans to increase the public service obligation to support wind power, peat-fired plants and a number of other generators. Photo: David Sleator

The Republic’s biggest businesses and employers will share an extra €70 million burden on their electricity bills from next October when the Commissi(...)

Before the Government unveiled which of its businesses it intended selling, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte dismissed talk of a fire sale, saying “there will be no State assets going up on eBay”.

At about 9am on Wednesday, Bord Gáis Éireann’s adviser, Royal Bank of Canada, called the three remaining bidders for the group’s retail division and t(...)