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 ESB’s power plant in Aghada, Co Cork was one of its three plants that   earned profits of €2.3 million on July 15th and €4 million on September 9th.   Photograph: David Creedon/Anzenberger

Energy market watchdogs are investigating ESB following complaints from rivals about the State energy company. The Commission for Regulation of Utilit(...)

Four gas-fired generators owned by the State company were able to meet about half the electricity demand at times during the summer.

ESB generating plants earned gross profits of more than €130,000 an hour during recent electricity supply squeezes, according to calculations based on(...)

Energy company EI-H2 founder Pearse Flynn. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

The energy company EI-H2 has announced plans to build Ireland’s first green hydrogen production facility at Aghada close to lower Cork harbour. The n(...)

A computer-generated representation of the transformed Moneypoint site in the Shannon estuary including hydrogen storage facilities and a centre for the construction and assembly of floating wind turbines.

From a position of being the bedrock of Irish electricity generation using fossil fuels, Moneypoint – Ireland’s last coal-burning power station – is i(...)

Lithium-ion battery cells: Some commodity traders describe lithium as the new “white gold”, as worldwide demand has accelerated due to EV batteries. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A school field trip in 1971 set me on my career to become an engineer. We visited what was then the largest engineering project ever undertaken in the(...)

Kieran O’Connor in action for Cork during the 2008 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tributes have been paid to All-Ireland medal winning Cork footballer and father of three, Kieran O’Connor who died from cancer on Wednesday aged 41. (...)

6 East Wall Road, East Wall, Dublin 3, sold for 1% above its asking price

6 East Wall Road, East Wall, Dublin 3  Two-bedroom end of terrace house of about 60sq m (645sq ft) in good decorative order throughout and with a(...)

ESB profits were hit by a reduction in the value of its electricity generating plants. Photograph: Eric Luke

State-owned energy group ESB earned a €60 million profit last year, the company said on Thursday. The group, which generates electricity and sells it(...)

A smart control panel for a domestic heater. Photograph: iStock

Decarbonising Ireland is not for the faint-hearted. When it comes to home heating, the scale of the task is immense. Ireland has two million homes. A (...)

Ronan Doherty, chief executive of ElectroRoute: “I expect the next generation of wind farms in Ireland to be built at €40 per megawatt hour and below,” he says.

Eighteen months after Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corporation bought a 60 per cent stake in Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute, the eastern opportuniti(...)

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