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A man looks at debris at the scene in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A north Connemara community has expressed shock at the death of a Swiss woman whose caravan was swept off the coast in violent storm force winds early(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly known as Siteserv, has joined a consortium bidding for the national broadband plan (NBP) as the process reaches the f(...)

Coillte plans to build 25 more wind farms on its land with the capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts  of electricity over the next decade. Photograph: iStock

The State will share in the €136 million that national forestry company Coillte will earn from the sale of its stake in four wind farms to Greencoat R(...)

The bulk of new homes built last year were in Dublin and the commuter counties of Kildare and Meath, which, between them, saw seven times as many new homes built as Cork, for example.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As the property market kicks back into gear for the autumn selling season, what’s coming down the tracks in terms of new homes will be of particular i(...)

Gerry Boland in  Faithlegg, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Gerry Boland, a recently retired paramedic, is sitting on a bright green bench on the side of the road under an ash tree festooned with multi-coloured(...)

The State adds the levy to all electricity bills to pay for price supports given to renewable energy generators, such as wind farms. Photograph: PA

Regulators are set to cut the State’s so-called green energy levy in half, knocking more than €262 million off business and household electricity bill(...)

Confirmation that Government departments have installed just six electric vehicle (EV) chargers to be shared by their 35,000 staff is indication of lack of leadership and a failure to act on its own policies. Photograph: Alexander Vecher/EPA

The need to decarbonise key sectors is fundamental to tackling climate change and the long-term wellbeing of the Irish economy. Adoption of renewable (...)

Electric propulsion is the way of the future for cars and for motoring in general.

There is an undeniably smug feeling, whizzing around town on electric power. In slow-moving city and urban traffic, you’ll notice the lack of combusti(...)

Metal fabricators manufacture and install metallic systems including tanks and boilers, piping systems, pressure vessels and more. Photograph: iStock

The needs of business and industry decide what apprenticeships are on offer. Maria Walshe of further education and training agency Solas says some sec(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten drew attention to a €300m support scheme for renewable heat that will support agriculture. File photograph: Getty Images

Fodder and water supply shortages are the devastating consequences for farming communities of climate change, Minister for Environment Denis Naughten (...)

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