Forecasts that electricity demand will continue growing have increased the focus on the pressures faced by the Republic’s supply network.

Two electricity plants whose shutdown added to a squeeze on energy supplies last winter could restart generating later this year. Surging electricity(...)

The Barryroe oilfield off Co Cork. File photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Proposals for a net-zero carbon emissions hub in the Cork region and a “critical infrastructure” project in the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo will be (...)

A gas flare lights up the Atlantic skyline during a well production test at the Corrib gas field, 80km off the  Co Mayo coast

Ireland faces increased threats to energy supplies as Brexit cuts our links with Europe’s gas and electricity networks, a report published on Friday w(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

The study estimates that demand for electricity in Ireland may rise by up to 57 per cent in the next decade, with gas consumption expected to jump by 35 per cent by 2030, and oil rising by 15 per cent

A significant number of new jobs could be created following an oil or gas find in the Republic, according to a new report. According to the study, wh(...)

The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)