Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘Seven communities around Ireland got the money together to put the projects in place.’

The first auction held under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) has resulted in almost 500MW of onshore wind projects, 796MW of solar(...)

The secretary general of the Department of Communications Mark Griffin told the Public Accounts Committee the department now believes  it has a final figure for the cost of the National Broadband project. Photograph: PA Wire

Senior officials from the Department of Communications have moved to reassure TDs that the National Broadband Plan will be different to the national c(...)

“There’s no accountability”: Geraldine Ward, a Drumgossett resident affected by the Gyproc subsidence, outside her home. Photograph: Pat Byrne

When Damien Martin’s father moved into his modest, 1950s-style bungalow on the side of the old R179 Carrickmacross to Kingscourt road in Co Monaghan, (...)

Moneypoint power station in Carrowdotia South, Co Clare Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

All three main coal-fired turbines at the ESB’s Moneypoint power station have been out of action for the past two months due to “a forced outage” at t(...)

An Irish housing development showing solar panels on roofs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government’s long-awaited move to incentivise the scaling-up of solar energy development in Ireland should not exclude individuals and small busin(...)

According to department figures, 772,856 genuine calls were made for emergency services requests in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than half of the calls made to the emergency services last year were not related to emergencies, according to figures from the Department of Comm(...)

Aircraft surveying in Co Galway. Credit: Sander Geophysics Ltd and Geological Survey Ireland

If you live in Donegal or north Mayo, don’t take fright later this month if you hear an aircraft passing little more than a stone’s thrown overhead. (...)

In 2014, 13 bodies under the  control of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had a credit card bill of €2,700,753 and a further one of €2,967,010 in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

State bodies spent €11,288,798 using credit cards over two years, new figures have revealed. Information released to Fianna Fáil spokesman on public (...)

The most severe scenario is where high levels of contamination reach us that demand imposition of food controls and agriculture protective actions extending over 60 years. Photograph: Getty Images

A bad nuclear incident near our shores has the potential to bankrupt Ireland, according to a research scientist at University College London (UCL). E(...)

Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

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