The outcome of the process will play a role in the Government’s decision whether to support a funding application for the controversial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Shannon.

The Government has approved a major review of the security and sustainability of Ireland’s energy supply as the State seeks to move towards a target o(...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

Shannonbridge, Co Offaly. ESB has confirmed  it sought aid to dismantle both Lough Ree and West Offaly stations, and did not rule out closing the pair.

ESB is not ruling out closing two peat-burning power plants in a move that could cost hundreds of jobs at fellow State company Bord na Móna. A paper (...)

The State adds the levy to all electricity bills to pay for price supports given to renewable energy generators, such as wind farms.

Regulators have cut the State’s green energy tax by 16 per cent, knocking almost €33 million off families’ and employers’ electricity bills for the ne(...)

A file image of thousands of people taking part in a 2015 anti-water charges protest in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin has criticised an Irish Water plan that would see up to 70,000 households deemed to be excessively using water face charges of up to €500 fr(...)

If you avail of a tag to pay your tolls automatically, the service comes at a cost. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Father Ted may have famously had money “resting in his account”, but the way many service providers now operate means that we all now have money often(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney speaks about the publication of the Bill.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Government published legislation on Friday to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit that the Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he hopes will not be (...)

The 95 successful bidders  will receive €345 million in capacity payments over 12 months beginning next October.  Photograph: iStock

The latest round of Eirgrid capacity auctions has drawn a line under a dispute between the State company, which operates the national electricity grid(...)

The charge is levied on all homes and businesses in the State to support renewable energy producers, such as wind farms. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Aughinish Alumina has begun lobbying against a State-imposed energy levy from which the company was paid millions of euro up until 2016. State energy(...)

The State adds the levy to all electricity bills to pay for price supports given to renewable energy generators, such as wind farms. Photograph: PA

Regulators are set to cut the State’s so-called green energy levy in half, knocking more than €262 million off business and household electricity bill(...)

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