Speaking in relation to The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll this week which found Labour at just 6 per cent, their lowest figure since 1987, Pat Rabbitte said it concerned him, but that the average over 26 polls this year had
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 been 10 per cent.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish public has not given significant credit to Labour for stabilising the economy since coming to office, Minister for Communications, Energy an(...)

Households will end up paying an extra €58.95 a year, or close to €5 a month.

Today’s annual Irish Wind Energy Association conference in Galway will hear that the industry is poised to attract total investment of €4.7 billion be(...)

Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor (left), Ikea UK head of sustainability Joanna Yarrow, and Vayu head of electricity David Guscon at Ikea’s announcement yesterday of its investment in a new wind farm in Carrickeeny, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

US multinationals based in Ireland are likely to follow in the footsteps of Ikea by creating their own energy supply, in an effort to control their en(...)

Wind farms: An Taisce has said in the past that it “enthusiastically supports” the Government target to generate at least 40 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Photograph: Ben Curtis/ PA Photo

An Taisce has said it is not against wind farmers despite objecting to 45 projects in the past four years. Documents received under the (...)

Ireland has the potential to export wind energy as other countries struggle to meet renewable energy targets. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is touted as the European Saudi Arabia of wind with its wild Atlantic coast and large tracts of rural land. It also has the potential t(...)

State and private landowners could be set for small windfall in the midlands if wind farms go ahead. Photograph: David Sleator

Creating a wind farm development in the midlands would be like “selling the family silver” according to University of Sussex professor of econo(...)

Protesters from the Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group, outside The Four Seasons Hotel yesterday, where the Irish Wind Energy Association annual  conference  was taking place, in  Ballsbridge, Co Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opponents of wind energy have been accused of “playing on the public’s fear of the unknown” and on public representatives’ “av(...)

The Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group staged a protest outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, where the  Irish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference took place. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will incur hundreds of millions of euro in penalties if it fails to meet renewable energy targets by 2020, prompting a major focus on d(...)

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