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Poolbeg power station. Technical studies have identified the need to replace cables linking substations at North Wall and Poolbeg; Finglas and North Wall; Poolbeg and Carrickmines; and two cables linking Inchicore and Poolbeg. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Dubliners are to face a “considerable amount of roadworks” for several years when a project to install up to 50km of underground electricity cables g(...)

Kerry’s Jordan Kissane comes under pressure from Tyrone tacklers during the  All-Ireland U20 championship semi-final at   MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Ashley Cahill/Inpho

Tyrone 1-14 Kerry 1-12 A little over eight months after watching big brother Darragh enjoy All-Ireland senior success with Tyrone, Ruairí Canavan is(...)

Total metered electricity consumption increased by 16 per cent over the six years  covered by the statistic with data centres accounting for the 70 per cent of the increased consumption over that period. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Electricity consumption by data centres increased by almost one third in just one year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. (...)

Mark Foley: ‘The engineers have the solutions and will continue to develop the solutions to tackle climate change. The question is for the policy-makers’

The challenges presented by the transition to electricity systems primarily powered by renewable energy and other low-emissions energy sources has led(...)

Online retail giant Amazon has secured the green light for a 48MW data centre at an IDA business park on the outskirts of Drogheda.  Photograph: iStock

Online giant Amazon has secured the green light for a new data centre in Co Meath despite opposition from An Taisce. An Bord Pleanála granted planni(...)

‘Given our location at the Atlantic edge of the EU and with a sea area seven times that of our landmass, Ireland has very promising green hydrogen and offshore renewable energy potential’

There is “vast potential and opportunities” for renewable energy development along the western seaboard, which has the highest wind speeds in Europe,(...)

Ireland could share its abundant supply of offshore wind energy with the rest of the Europe, European commissioner Mairead McGuinness has said. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Investments in energy will need to increase in the European Union by almost €400 billion every year up until 2030 to address market volatility and to(...)

Wind turbines off the coast of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ireland could have the ability to generate 10 times its current electricity output from offshore turbines. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

The potential for Ireland to become a superpower in offshore wind energy cannot be disputed, though the route to getting there is less clear. With a (...)

Mary Lou McDonald said  “the Government has created real barriers to the development of our wind energy infrastructure”. Photograph: iStock

Through lack of ambition, “the Government has created real barriers to the development of our wind energy infrastructure”, according to Sinn Féin lead(...)

In 2021, a combination of factors saw an increase in electricity generation from Moneypoint, resulting in more than a million tonnes of coal being burned over the year, the ESB said

To understand Ireland’s energy dilemma – where we’ve come from and where we’re going – the ESB’s Moneypoint plant on the Shannon estuary is a good sta(...)

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