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Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland have revealed the details of new strategic partnerships for a programme that supports (...)

 Tom Cropp, Kenneth Moffitt, John Ward and Sally Barnes (l. to r. back row) and Silke Cropp and Maria Flynn, winners of Euro-Toques food awards

Chefs are only as good as the raw materials they have to work with, and Ireland’s top culinary talent has voted for the homegrown ingredients that hav(...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

In the latter part of 2014, two State agencies were beavering away to secure a piece of land for an important investor. Between them, IDA Ireland and (...)

Mark Foley, the newly appointed chief executive of Eirgrid

Eirgrid, the body responsible for power supply through the national grid, has named Mark Foley as its new chief executive. Mr Foley joins the group (...)

Software problems threaten to delay the launch of a new all-Ireland electricity market that could ultimately save businesses and consumers €200 millio(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern  at the  opening of Viridian’s Huntstown power station in Dublin in 2003. The company wants to close its two Huntstown facilities with the loss of 40 jobs because one of them failed to secure  a new payments contract from Eirgrid.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regulators have blocked the proposed closure of two power plants in Dublin next May as the move could hit security of electricity supplies. Electrici(...)

It is clear that despite pockets of local opposition to electricity pylons, the Government expects EirGrid to press ahead with the cross-border interconnector. Photograph: iStock

The National Development Plan 2018-2027 envisages that commercially-operated state owned enterprises (SOEs), will be expected to make a significant ov(...)

Viridian is challenging the design of the new electricity market, of which the capacity auction was a part.

The closure of Viridian’s two electricity generators at Huntstown in Co Dublin is “credit negative” for the company, according to Moody’s, the multina(...)

Viridian said it may have to close two power plants at Huntstown, Co Dublin, after one of them failed to secure a contract for new payments from EirGrid. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Talks are set to get under way on the future of power plants facing possible closure in the Republic and Northern Ireland with the loss of hundreds of(...)

Eirgrid and SONI told the industry, but made little effort to tell the public, the supposed beneficiaries of the €200 million savings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is hard to imagine a State body not trumpeting an initiative that it believes will save consumers and businesses €200 million a year. But that is j(...)

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