The world’s first SMR  began operations in June 2018. The AP1000 was built by US manufacturing giant Westinghouse Electric Co, and is about 400km to the south of Shanghai

Ireland is struggling to reduce its greenhouse gases even while making great strides in harnessing wind power, so is there a case for looking at devel(...)

An Oireachtas committee has heard that current rules around citizens selling on renewable  energy that they have generated ‘do not work’. Image: iStock/Getty Images.

Citizens and community groups want to play their part in moving away from fossil fuels and in adopting renewable energy, but regulations and grid conn(...)

Minister for  Heritage  Josepha Madigan (right) is pictured at the  National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle with Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, and Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography.

A series of 40 actions to address a biodiversity crisis facing Ireland have been announced by a coalition of Government departments, State agencies, e(...)

The contract, which was renewed in 2017, is said to be worth at least €20 million a year to Limerick-based Enet. Photograph: PA Wire

The Government has come under fire for failing to put a major telecommunications contract out to tender and for presiding over a deeply uncompetitive (...)

Eir will tell the PAC the company invested €7 million in its bid to become the operator for the National Broadband Plan, before pulling out of the process.

Eir will tell an Oireachtas committee on Thursday of its “commercial, regulatory and governance concerns” about the National Broadband Plan (NBP), whi(...)

Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator paid €202,638 in bonuses to staff in 2017 as its deficit reduced by 15 per cent to €1.09 million. Th(...)

Nearly 60 per cent of Irish broadband users, many in urban areas, are dissatisfied with the quality of broadband they receive, a survey has revealed.(...)

The Barryroe project has been valued at an estimated €1.1 billion. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

An Taisce has settled a High Court case with the Government over a survey licence granted to Tony O’Reilly jnr’s Providence Resources for exploration (...)

Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish law firm Mason Hayes & Curran returned to growth in 2018, with revenue increasing by 8 per cent to €82 million, following growth across all (...)

 Friends of the Irish Environment are taking a legal action under the banner of ‘Climate Case Ireland’  against the  Government in which it has asked the court to quash the State’s existing plan to combat climate change.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times.

The State cannot claim the Government’s national mitigation plan (NMP) to reduce carbon emissions is immune to legal challenge if the rights of citize(...)

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