Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said: “There is a world of difference between Irish Water’s plan for charges and their actual implementation. Water charges remain politically completely toxic.” File photograph: Getty Images

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has said the introduction of excess water charges starting from next year could lead to a reintroduction of water charges in(...)

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities will continue to ensure that electricity and gas are supplied safely and securely, and that there is a supply of reliable, clean water and efficient treatment of wastewater

The Energy regulator has undergone a name change to reflect is broadened remit, which now also covers water. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CE(...)

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field in 2014.

Gas Networks Ireland says it is confident that safe gas has been fully restored throughout Galway and Mayo, following the alert late last week affecti(...)

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field in 2014.

Fully odourised gas has been restored throughout counties Galway and Mayo, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has confirmed. GNI said that all 9,600 customer(...)

Head chef Craig Naughton in the kitchen of the Yew Tree in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Mayo businessman Gary Middleton was very disappointed with the handling of the alert over odourless gas this week. Mr Middleton, who is part-owner of(...)

Shell’s gas terminal in Erris

Two State investigations are under way into the release of odourless gas into the natural gas supply in the west of Ireland after a “technical fault”(...)

The smart meter: coming to a home near you

A total of 2.3 million smart meters are to be installed in Irish homes and businesses, the Commission for Energy Regulation has announced. The €1.2 bi(...)

The Minister  has  secured Cabinet approval to refund 990,000 householders who paid   water levies before they were suspended last year. The refunds will cost €173m

The Cabinet has agreed to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee on domestic water charges, which will pro(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation is to be asked to set the financial penalties homeowners will face if they excessively use water. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is to be asked to set the financial penalties homeowners will face if they excessively use water. A new ch(...)

Kilsaran argues the recovery in construction has only taken hold in Dublin. It says it is inconceivable the commission would seek an increase to the levy. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe

A proposed €100 million rise in the State’s green energy levy threatens the recovery in construction, building materials suppliers warn. The Commissi(...)

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