Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘Seven communities around Ireland got the money together to put the projects in place.’

The first auction held under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) has resulted in almost 500MW of onshore wind projects, 796MW of solar(...)

“There’s no accountability”: Geraldine Ward, a Drumgossett resident affected by the Gyproc subsidence, outside her home. Photograph: Pat Byrne

When Damien Martin’s father moved into his modest, 1950s-style bungalow on the side of the old R179 Carrickmacross to Kingscourt road in Co Monaghan, (...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughton. Neither he nor David McCourt  were asked for written statements by  auditor Peter Smith. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Neither businessman David McCourt nor former minister for communications Denis Naughton were asked for written statements by the auditor who examined (...)

Moneypoint power station in Carrowdotia South, Co Clare Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

All three main coal-fired turbines at the ESB’s Moneypoint power station have been out of action for the past two months due to “a forced outage” at t(...)

An Oireachtas committee is presssing ahead with plans to introduce a deposit scheme for drinks containers, despite reservations by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten. Photograph: Reuters

An attempt by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten to stall the introduction of a deposit scheme for drinks containers has been rejected by an Oire(...)

Aircraft surveying in Co Galway. Credit: Sander Geophysics Ltd and Geological Survey Ireland

If you live in Donegal or north Mayo, don’t take fright later this month if you hear an aircraft passing little more than a stone’s thrown overhead. (...)

The most severe scenario is where high levels of contamination reach us that demand imposition of food controls and agriculture protective actions extending over 60 years. Photograph: Getty Images

A bad nuclear incident near our shores has the potential to bankrupt Ireland, according to a research scientist at University College London (UCL). E(...)