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A surge in gas prices and the threat of further disruption should Russia invade Ukraine has rattled suppliers in the Irish electricity market. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

The ongoing energy crisis has claimed its first victim in the Irish market. Bright Energy, a small scale player, formally pulled the plug on Wednesday(...)

Principal Naomi Rousseau, centre, with, from left, parent Tara Clarke, special educational needs co-ordinator Hannah Goulden, and parents Jonathan Bell and Susan Connolly in the school playground, at St Matthew’s National School in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A small primary school in Sandymount in Dublin 4 will find itself before the courts in the new year in its efforts to stop the development of more tha(...)

By blending biofuels into regular petrol and diesel, their carbon impact can theoretically be softened. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Biofuels are coming back into both public and Governmental focus in Ireland, not least with the recent announcement that the cost of adding extra biof(...)

‘We need more diverse and new alternative energy sources including tidal, hydroelectric and maybe even nuclear, not just more windmills’

We asked to hear your views on the proposed new carbon budgets which, the Government says, will change how people live and work. The proposed budgets,(...)

Maxol chief executive Brian Donaldson called for ‘real collaboration’ on power generation between the Government and industry stakeholders

Maxol Group plans to use battery storage on forecourts where it offers charging facilities to drivers of electric cars in part because it does not ha(...)

Evan Stubbins (24) from Church Road, Croom, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to possessing  various materials  with the intention of endangering life or causing serious injury to property contrary to the Explosives Substances Act.   Photograph: Facebook

A 24 year old man has been jailed for five years after he almost caused a massive explosion that could have killed him and blown up a filling station (...)

Queues at a Maxol station in Limerick. The company said it ‘had never seen anything like’ the coronavirus pandemic.

Forecourt retailer Maxol increased profits by 14 per cent last year and progressed its efforts to move its core offering from fuel to convenience food(...)

Evan Stubbins (23) from Church Road, Croom, Co Limerick, was charged with causing criminal damage to an AIB ATM and with attempting to steal its contents at the Maxol Garage, Carr’s Hill, Carrigaline, Co Cork. File photograph: Collins Courts

A young man could have killed himself and those living near a filling station in Co Cork when he tried to blow up an ATM at the station in the early h(...)

William Nolan was described in court as a  a man with a significant gambling and drug debt who ‘could not control himself’.

A father-of-two who crashed a van into the front of a petrol station during “a tsunami of criminality” has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years. Wi(...)

The latest reports  show that carbon emissions from cars are still rising, and we simply cannot afford, in any sense, for that to continue. Photograph: iStock

Ethanol as a fuel is not a new idea. In fact, go back to the dawn of both motoring and the car industry, and you’ll find that the Ford Model T, the ca(...)

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