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The interconnector comprises an overhead line linking an existing substation in Co Meath with a planned substation in Co Tyrone. Photograph: iStock

A challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve plans for a 138km north-south electricity interconnector to be built by Eirgrid has been dismiss(...)

Andrew McDowell (l), European Investment Bank vice president and Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive of Irish Continental Group. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing the company behind Irish Ferries with €155 million to finance two ships. Irish Continental Group (IC(...)

The Intel facility at Leixlip, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

National electricity grid operator Eirgrid plans to boost the network supplying power to high-tech manufacturer Intel in a project that could cost €30(...)

Intel already has planning permission for a new 90,000sq m facility adjacent to its existing site in Leixlip, Co Kildare

Intel, the giant microchip manufacturer, is to begin preparatory work at its base in Leixlip this month in what is widely seen as a prelude to a signi(...)

The 95 successful bidders  will receive €345 million in capacity payments over 12 months beginning next October.  Photograph: iStock

The latest round of Eirgrid capacity auctions has drawn a line under a dispute between the State company, which operates the national electricity grid(...)

Banks co-funding these projects are worried that if they go ahead and build these wind farms and the March deadline is missed, then they do not qualify for REFIT scheme. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A total of 16 wind energy projects – with full planning permission and grid connection offers – “are at medium or high risk of not being built”, the I(...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Ahead of Brexit, Combilift is applying to the Revenue  for authorised economic operator status, which allows for a quicker passage through checkpoints. Photograph: David Sleator

Many Irish businesses were caught in the fallout from Brexit almost as soon as UK voters chose to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, in June 2016(...)

The EIB has invested over €130 billion globally in renewables. Photograph: iStock

An Irish renewable energy investment company has secured €84 million in backing from the low cost European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its long-t(...)

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(...)

Coillte and other State-backed companies are heavily reliant on Britain for trade

Brexit remains a key concern for State-owned companies, with forestry service Coillte seen as being particularly vulnerable as it still derives just o(...)

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