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Wind turbines off the coast of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ireland could have the ability to generate 10 times its current electricity output from offshore turbines. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

The potential for Ireland to become a superpower in offshore wind energy cannot be disputed, though the route to getting there is less clear. With a (...)

The MEPs  want an embargo on Russian energy imports, exclusion of all Russian banks from SWIFT and the sanctioning of individuals as named by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Photograph: iStock

Five Irish MEPs have signed a motion calling for all European Union ports to be closed to Russian vessels. The MEPs – Seán Kelly, Frances Fitzgerald,(...)

The Russian-owned Rusal alumina extraction plant  on the Shannon estuary  near Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke Press 22

Towering over 1,000 acres along the Shannon estuary in Aughinish in Co Limerick, the giant red and white chimney stacks of the Russian-owned Rusal alu(...)

Storm Barra  whips up the sea on New Brighton promenade in the UK, as Ireland prepares for its arrival. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Flood defences were being erected by a number of local authorities on Monday evening as the country braced itself for the onset of Storm Barra. In L(...)

Iarnród Éireann plans to add more than 100 new weekly services as part of a plan that will multiply overall freight journeys on its network by five. Photograph: iStock

State rail company Iarnród Éireann will spend €500 million boosting freight services and connecting ports including Cork and Foynes to its network by(...)

Foynes harbour. Shannon Foynes Port chief executive Pat Keating, who met the German delegation, said it was clear there was ‘a huge opportunity’ for Ireland to export its energy to Germany.

A German delegation has visited Foynes to assess its potential as a green energy hub. German parliamentarian and innovation commissioner for green hy(...)

The Naval Service is to acquire four small vessels to be used for maritime security. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Naval Service is to acquire four small vessels to be used for maritime security. The armed motor launches will be used primarily by the Naval Res(...)

A computer-generated image of the ESB-Equinor floating windfarm proposed for off the coast of Clare and Kerry.

With the ESB announcing a €5 billion investment programme tied into a new renewable energy hub at Moneypoint in Co Clare, the Government must fast-tra(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan  has said that from what he had read, the current Covid-19 pandemic was connected to the huge stress the natural world is under. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The case for extending the Western Rail Corridor from Athenry to Claremorris is weak, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said, but he wants a “wide(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “Can we get a whole generation of young people and pay them better to look after our land?” Photograph: Alan Betson

With every Eamon Ryan interview you are reminded of the pronouncement of Lincoln Steffens returning from Soviet Russia in 1919. “I have seen the futur(...)

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