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Brendan Kennelly on stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Kennelly Date of birth: April 17th, 1936 Date of death: October 17th, 2021 “Though we live in a world that dreams of ending that always s(...)

 Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has admitted that ‘some’ fossil fuels will be needed to back up renewable power. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Data centres get a bad press because of the huge quantities of electricity used to process the vast amounts of information created by an increasingly (...)

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)  is in talks with the owners of gas- and oil-burning electricity generators about keeping them open beyond the scheduled closing dates in 2023 and 2025. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The State faces keeping coal- and oil-burning electricity plants operating beyond their scheduled closing dates to avoid power cuts, in a likely blow (...)

The  Energia-gas powered station at Huntstown, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A review meant to gauge security of energy supplies in the Republic will not be completed until next year, according to Eamon Ryan, Minister for the E(...)

Shaun McGinley outside the Museum of the Future in Dubai

The small Kerry town of Tarbert is a long way from the sparkling lights and bold buildings of Dubai, but the opportunity to work on a project for the (...)

The  Black and Tans in operation during the War of Independence. Michael Purtill  claimed  to have orchestrated an ambush in Kilmorna in which three Black and Tans were killed returning to barracks on April 7th, 1921 though his senior officer contradicted his claim.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An uncle of writer John B Keane had to flee Kerry during the civil war when his barracks was overrun by anti-Treaty republicans. Michael Purtill was (...)

Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

The case continues before the High Court

The decision to extend planning permission for a €500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant beside the Shannon estuary should have not have procee(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the three-vehicle crash in Limerick. File photograph:  Getty Images

A man driving a motorcycle has died after a crash with another motorbike and a car. The three-vehicle collision occurred in Co Limerick early on Sund(...)

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