Alan and Eileen Mullarkey, who have been affected by construction on the wind farm project in north Mayo. Photograph: Conor McKeown

When an ESB and Bord na Móna consortium sought approval for a €600 million onshore wind farm in north Mayo, there was a cautiously positive response t(...)

A Mayo community where a €600 million wind farm is to be located has expressed disappointment at an An Bord Pleanála decision to allow the project without insisting that the developers pay money into a community gain fund. File photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

A Mayo community where a €600 million wind farm is to be located has expressed disappointment at an An Bord Pleanála decision to allow the project wit(...)

Campaigners against Eirgrid’s GridWest project have welcomed the company’s decision to abandon its pylons plan between Cork and Kildare. “We are now l(...)

An Bord Pléanála refused the Cluddaun project over concerns relating to  peat slippage and  the flows of  streams and rivers. Photograph: Reuters.

A 48-turbine wind farm proposed for Co Mayo has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Coillte’s project, on lands at Cluddaun, was to(...)

Oweninny Power Group says its turbines will be over 1km from the nearest dwellings, while Coillte says it has a buffer-zone of 700m, with one house within 537m of one turbine by agreement with the landowner

Plans by three semi-State companies to invest €825 million in two wind-farm projects in n(...)

A wind turbine base at Lettergunnet, Co Galway. Photograph: Ronan Browne

Mayo County Council has backed a demand by north Mayo residents for substantial “community gain” payments by the ESB and Bord na Móna if their planned(...)