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Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets, Equinix: there is “no doubt” large companies are planning to increase capacity here.

Ronan Harris, head of Google Ireland, last year described the Republic as the data capital of Europe, and Apple’s proposed centre in Athenry, Co Galwa(...)

The two cables will carry enough electricity to power more than 800,000 homes. Photograph: iStock

Regulators have moved the prospect of a €1.5 billion investment in two power lines connecting the Republic with France and the United Kingdom a step c(...)

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field in 2014.

Fully odourised gas has been restored throughout counties Galway and Mayo, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has confirmed. GNI said that all 9,600 customer(...)

Shell’s gas terminal in Erris

Two State investigations are under way into the release of odourless gas into the natural gas supply in the west of Ireland after a “technical fault”(...)

Last year An Bord Pleanála  approved a wind farm at Bellacorick in north Mayo which was reduced from 112 wind turbines to 61 turbines. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in t(...)

EirGrid is now exploring the potential for an interconnector with France. Photograph: iStock
Making new connections

The interconnection of different countries’ electricity grids makes eminent sense. It allows for excess power from one country to be sold to the other(...)

Anne-Marie Curran, managing director of leading Irish PR agency Drury Porter Novelli. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Drury Porter Novelli, one of Ireland’s leading public relations agencies, increased its after-tax profit last year by 28 per cent to €504,601, its lat(...)

Given the gap between the sides in the North-South pylon proposal, the planning process was always going to be difficult

This week’s High Court ruling on the proposed €280 million high-capacity power line connecting the Republic’s and North’s electricity grids is another(...)

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