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The ESB has lodged a planning application for a new generator known as a ‘synchronous condenser’ at Moneypoint power station in Co Clare. Photograph: Neil Warner

The Government is to consider extending its “just transition” initiative aimed at helping workers in the Midlands affected by Bord na Móna getting out(...)

 “If we’re going to interest young people and their families in apprenticeships, we need to show them a clear progression route both academically and in terms of career progression.” - Tony Donoghue, IBEC

Traditionally it has been assumed that the way to advance to management level in a company is to enter the workforce with a degree or similar qualific(...)

Ireland will not ‘move the dial on climate breakdown’ unless there are major changes to transport, farming and forestry, said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A €6 increase in the carbon tax on all fossil fuels will not be enough to ensure that Ireland cuts carbon emissions quickly, Climate Change Advisory C(...)

The Midlands is facing into ’a cliff edge situation’ due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has acknowledged. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Midlands is facing into “a cliff edge situation” due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minist(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech is broadcast on multiple televisions at Harvey Norman Airside Retail Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has delivered a “Brexit budget” amid criticism of the Government over its measures to tackle climate change and t(...)

Brexit contingency fund: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a Brexit package of €1.2 billion with a number of specific measures in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered his Budget 2020 speech on Tuesday. The overall budget day package is €2.9 billion. The Minister’s full (...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe is to announce Budget 2020 on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has opted for last minute tax increases to fund a series of targeted spending measures in Budget 2020. Mr Donoho(...)

‘There is growing public acceptance of the need for more radical measures on the road to decarbonisation’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In spite of a pre-Budget tizzy about carbon taxes, the scale of increase announced, less than 2 cent per litre of diesel or petrol for instance, is so(...)

Pensioner Michael Crowe died when a fire broke out in his Co Kildare home a decade ago.

Gardaí have made a fresh appeal for information that may help a long-running investigation into the death of 81-year-old Michael Crowe, who was killed(...)

  Minister for Agriculture  Michael Creed and  Minister for  Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton  announced Coillte  and Bord na Móna are collaborating on a  project which will see bogs no longer used for peat production transformed into rich native woodlands.  Photograph: Julien Behal

More than half a million native woodland trees will be planted on former boglands over the next three years in a bid to tackle carbon emissions, the D(...)

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