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(...)

For decades, successive governments failed to invest in water infrastructure, operated by local authorities. But when Irish Water was established to overhaul the system and a water charge was introduced, all hell broke loose. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A safe and dependable water supply contributes directly to the quality of life of citizens and promotes economic growth and social development. Yet th(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern  at the  opening of Viridian’s Huntstown power station in Dublin in 2003. The company wants to close its two Huntstown facilities with the loss of 40 jobs because one of them failed to secure  a new payments contract from Eirgrid.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regulators have blocked the proposed closure of two power plants in Dublin next May as the move could hit security of electricity supplies. Electrici(...)

Penalties for breaches of energy market rules will increase for individuals from €50,000 to €250,000 and, for a corporate body, from €500,000 to 10 per cent of turnover.

MARIE O’HALLORAN The gas and electricity regulator will have its powers of enforcement enhanced to protect consumer interests, and increase financia(...)