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(...)

The consortium recorded turnover of €54 million in 2015, as against €97.5 million for the 17-months ending December 2014

GMC Sierra, the consortium awarded the contract to manage Irish Water’s meter installation programme in four regions across Ireland, recorded a health(...)

The Commission for Energy Regulation gave the green light to an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy for the year ahead on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

A levy which is automatically added to all electricity bills is to go up by more than 30 per cent in a move which will add just under €25 to the annua(...)

The project to pump gas ashore from the Corrib field 80km off north Mayo was pioneered by Enterprise Ireland from 1996 and sold to Royal Dutch Shell in 2002

Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed sale of its major share in the Corrib gas field came as little surprise to residents in Erris, Co Mayo whose views are st(...)

A Volvo hybrid car connected to a charging point: Vehicle charging will have to be commercialised, the ESB has flagged. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When considering global failures to adequately address climate change, missed targets are never far away. But some sectors are delivering: notably the(...)

The public service obligation (PSO) is used to guarantee the price paid for electricity to wind farms, other renewable energy producers and peat-fired plants. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Household and business electricity bills are set to rise next autumn to cover a proposed €500 million subsidy for green energy and peat-fired electric(...)

Construction Industry Federation director Tom Parlon: told conference  low spending on roads, schools, water treatment and other infrastructure, would hit the economy at a crucial time. Photograph:  Eric Luke

A lack of water treatment is delaying the construction of much-needed new homes around the Republic, builders warned yesterday. Addressing a conferen(...)

Anti-water charge protestors hail the shelving of the domestic levy as a victory. That could look hollow if problems with the network hit housing and jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was probably only a matter of time, but water treatment has emerged as the Republic’s latest infrastructure bottleneck. Years of underinvestment in(...)

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