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Systems Operator Northern Ireland said it had made “what we feel is a fair pay offer which has been rejected by the union”. Photograph: iStock

Power cuts threaten businesses and homes in Northern Ireland next Monday after national grid workers served formal notice of a strike. Workers at Eir(...)

The Prospect union said it was willing to continue talks with the electricity grid company but added that it needed a more realistic approach from the firm. File photograph: Eric Luke

A pay row threatens to disrupt electricity supplies to homes and businesses in Northern Ireland from next month. Staff at electricity grid manager Sy(...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

European Union rules will cease to apply in Northern Ireland once the UK departs the EU

Cross-border electricity supply between Ireland and Northern Ireland could be left “without any legal basis” and unable to continue in the event of a (...)

Northern Ireland’s power plants may have sufficient capacity to supply the region, albeit at higher prices than now.

Homes and businesses in the North face possible 30 per cent-plus electricity price rises should the UK crash out of the EU without a deal. The North (...)

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, which was co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Cloosh Valley, Connemara.

Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And the pace w(...)

EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley in the company’s National Control Room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leaving his post with the Dublin Airport Authority in 2008 after the construction of Terminal 2, Mark Foley believed the airport’s needs were sorted f(...)

Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

The statutory panel’s ruling means it is likely that the regulator will have to allow EirGrid to agree a new contract with Viridian’s Huntstown plants. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Energy supplier Viridian has won an appeal against changes to the electricity generation licence for its Huntstown power plants, raising hopes that th(...)

Kurdish activist Nurcan Baysal was presented with the 2018 Global Laureate award by the Front Line Defenders organisation on Friday. Photograph: Front Line Defenders.

In a speech to a charity which he helped establish businessman Denis O’Brien has praised those who face defamation. Mr O’Brien, who has taken multipl(...)

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