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Newly appointed chairman Gareth Llewellyn will say that TII must operate within the funding made available and will take its lead from the Department of Transport. Photograph: iStock

The new chairman of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will tell politicians that he is aware of the delays that can add to the cost of infrastruc(...)

The Government’s latest Climate Action Plan states that it will review its policies on data centre growth to keep it in line with emissions and renewable energy targets. Image: iStock

The Government may clamp down on data centre development and boost gas-fired electricity generation to cut energy industry greenhouse gas emissions, t(...)

The Irish Solar Energy Association claims that delays of 12-27 months in connecting new projects to the national electricity grid provided by State company Eirgrid and ESB Networks are shutting out potential extra supplies. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Delays in getting connections to the national grid are preventing new renewable projects from supplying electricity in the Republic, solar energy deve(...)

Low wind speeds and temporary power-plant shutdowns have dogged  electricity supplies since the beginning of this year. Photograph: David Sleator

An electricity shortfall forced the Republic to buy emergency power from Britain earlier this month for about €14 million, it has emerged. Eamon Ryan(...)

Poolbeg power station in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

National grid operator Eirgrid will seek bids from electricity suppliers to build new power plants in the Republic to combat a potential shortage of e(...)

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 (...)

Interconnector cable in a ship’s hold ahead of being laid. Eirgrid has sought permission for a €1 billion interconnector to France.

National grid operator Eirgrid has sought planning permission for a €1 billion power line linking the Republic with France. State-owned Eirgrid and (...)

For years, concerns have been raised about why Ireland – an island with an outdated energy grid still mostly reliant on fossil fuel-based energy generation – should be eager to keep adding more energy-draining data centres. Photograph:Colin Keegan/ Collins

Is Ireland reaching an untenable position with its ever-expanding numbers of data centres? These giant, air-cooled warehouses each contain thousands o(...)

Electricity suppliers  have been increasing prices since March as wholesale charges rose on the back of increased demand and rising oil costs.

Electricity prices will increase as the Republic bids to cut greenhouse gas emissions, regulators told politicians on Tuesday. The news comes days a(...)

Shares of US cinema chain AMC Entertainment reversed their sharp gains to fall 22.7% after the company launched its second share issue in three days. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European stocks pared losses on Thursday as upbeat euro zone business growth data and strong US jobs data lifted sentiment on a dull day of trading, w(...)

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