Businessman Denis O Brien has taken delivery of a new $70 million corporate jet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland has an “enormous potential for offshore energy developments”, Norwegian oil major Statoil told the Department Communications, Climate Action a(...)

“Ireland should establish the necessary framework to deploy offshore wind in Irish waters as soon as possible,” Statoil told the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has an “enormous potential for offshore energy developments”, oil major Statoil told the Department Communications, Climate Action and Environ(...)

Solar panels at the Les Mees solar power plant in southern France. A  Cork company was granted permission for a 32-acre solar power plant without any prior consultation with the local residents. File photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

A community group in Co Cork is calling on the Government to develop national planning guidelines for large-scale solar developments after a company w(...)