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The European Parliament wants member states to compensate fishing vessel owners whose livelihoods are affected by wind farms. Photograph: iStock

Fishermen must have a say in the location of offshore wind farms, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) said on Wednesday. Building offshore wind(...)

Mountlucas Wind farm in  Co Offaly. One proposal in the document – Shaping our Electricity Future, published on Monday – is that the State determines where all future wind farms will be built. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Closing Dublin to new data centres is among proposals that national electricity grid operator Eirgrid will table in a consultation on the system’s fut(...)

New price supports are based on an auction system that favours cheaper, more efficient energy generators. Photograph: iStock.

* More than 80 energy businesses will be celebrating news that they qualify for price supports under the Republic’s latest scheme to boost the provisi(...)

Failure to develop a port in Ireland may lead to work being lost to British harbours such as Mostyn in Wales, or Barrow, which is close to Liverpool, which already service wind farms in the eastern Irish Sea.

Spending of up to €100 million is needed on at least one port on the Irish coast to support the development of an offshore electricity industry that c(...)

The NBRU has  said those who engaged in anti-social behaviour “were operating across public transport with impunity”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There have been nearly 1,000 incidents of anti-social behaviour on Dublin Bus services this year, the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said. I(...)

Some tech companies are already doing deals to fund renewable electricity generators. Photograph: iStock

Experts say the growing number of data centres in the Republic could require spending of more than €1 billion annually for the next eight years on new(...)

Statkraft intends building what may be the Republic’s first battery facility at Kilathmoy. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Norwegian utility Statkraft and a partner could spend €1.5 billion building new electricity generators in the Republic. Statkraft, which took over Ir(...)

Prof Alan Barrett, director of the ESRI, and  Minister for Transport Shane Ross  at the round table discussion on public transport  held in the  Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has suggested a new profit-sharing scheme could be introduced for thousands of staff in the State-owned CIÉ group of(...)

Aer Lingus wants to grow the number of passengers on its North American services from Dublin to 4.5 million by 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus will have at least 24 aircraft flying transatlantic routes every day from 2022 as it pursues plans to more than double this business, accor(...)

Empty buses at the Broadstone Depot in Dublin during the Bus Éireann strike. Earlier this month members of Siptu voted by 67 per cent to 33 per cent in favour of taking industrial action in support of colleagues in Bus Éireann. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dublin Bus is likely to take legal action to prevent any future sympathy strikes that may take place to support workers in Bus Éireann in the event of(...)

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