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From early January through to September 2021, electricity market overseers issued eight amber alerts warning that demand had stretched the system close to its limit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homes and businesses face further energy price hikes in 2022 after natural gas costs soared once again in the days before Christmas. Gas traded at a n(...)

Shut-downs of both Whitegate and one of Energia’s two plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin, contributed to a squeeze on electricity supplies last winter that prompted formal warnings about stretched capacity. Photograph: iStock

Further delays have hit the return to action of one of two electricity plants whose temporary shut down hit energy supplies in the Republic last winte(...)

The Huntstown gas power plant which came back online over the weekend. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Data centres and large energy users would be the first to go off the national electricity grid in the event of power shortages while hospitals and pri(...)

Demand for gas from the residential sector is up 19 per cent on pre-Covid levels in August. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

More than four times as much coal and over twice as much oil has been used in power generation this year compared to 2020 as two major natural gas pla(...)

An announcement on a bonus for frontline workers will be made in the coming budget. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has suggested bus and retail workers should be considered for any pandemic bonus. The Coalition has indicated its w(...)

Low winds on both sides of the Irish Sea have sent wholesale power prices soaring. Photograph: iStock

A shortfall in power left Ireland at risk of blackouts on Thursday after the Single Electricity Market Operator (Semo) issued another amber warning “d(...)

‘Matching high energy users’ demand with zero emissions power would significantly reduce the emissions impact while also reducing stress on the grid at time of high demand.’ Photograph: iStock

New large electricity users and data centres should only be allowed connect to the national grid if they meet their own electricity requirements with(...)

Forecasts that electricity demand will continue growing have increased the focus on the pressures faced by the Republic’s supply network.

Two electricity plants whose shutdown added to a squeeze on energy supplies last winter could restart generating later this year. Surging electricity(...)

Electric Ireland is part of State-owned ESB. Photograph: iStock

More than a million households face increases of up to €8.20 a month on energy bills from August, when ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will hike price(...)

Irish Real Estate Funds were introduced in 2017 in an attempt to bring groups of investors into the tax net

Property funds made almost €3 billion in profits in the first three years following their introduction, according to the Business Post. It said the op(...)

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