Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD speaking to media following the publication of Peter Smyth’s Report on his review into the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings, Dublin.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

August 30th, 2012 - Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification (...)

Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley: “The tender process  the State put in place to identify a bidder that would provide a service and value for money for the State has absolutely failed.” Photograph: iStock

Fianna Fáil’s Communications spokesperson Timmy Dooley says the tender process for the National Broadband Plan has “absolutely failed”. His comments (...)

An offshore wind farm off the coast of England, operated by Innogy Renewables.

After years of neglect, energy companies plan to sink almost €6 billion into the Irish Sea over the next half decade or so on offshore wind projects. (...)

Dublin District Heating Scheme will be linked to Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ringsend. Construction is expected to begin by 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many thousands of heat sources in Irish cities and large towns wasting vast amounts of energy which could be harnessed to provide cheap, low(...)

Call for funding: Independent Broadcasters of Ireland chairman John Purcell (right) with consultant and former Newstalk editor-in-chief Garrett Harte. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The radio industry has called on the Government to take “immediate and decisive” action on long-promised broadcasting reforms. The Independent Broadc(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is to bring his broadband recommendations to Cabinet before the end of the month.

A final decision on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is expected within weeks after Minister for Communications Richard Bruton confirmed he would bri(...)

Mark Griffin, secretary general of the Department of Communications, said officials now believe they have a final cost for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

State subsidies for plans to offer high-speed broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural homes will be capped to prevent a repetition of the National(...)

Mediation talks were scheduled between the wind farm company and the farmer this week. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A dispute between a wind farm company and a farmer over an agreement about access to his land has taken a twist after another wind farm company claime(...)

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(...)

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