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 Andy Kinsella: “We won’t get into a joint venture agreement unless our partners sign up to our standards. It’s part of the pitch we go with”

Investors who followed wind energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor into Mainstream Renewable Power a decade ago owe a lot to a bird charity looking out fo(...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

In people with dyslexia, cells were arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may be to blame for confusing the brain by producing “mirror” images, according to the researchers.

French scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the hu(...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Chris Murphy was disputing plans to build a motorway from Toome to Castledawson, close to Mossbawn, Co Derry - the childhood home of the former Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A bird expert has failed in a fresh legal bid to stop a new £160 million (€180m) dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus H(...)

78% of those questioned in a survey  say they are asked in restaurants, fast food outlets and stores at least once a week if they want to “go large”, opting for more food or bigger portions

One in three people buys a larger coffee, more fries or added cream each week as a result of “upselling”, which experts say is fuelling the obesity ep(...)

Eddie O’Connor has assumed the role of executive chairman at Mainstream.

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor has decided to step back from the day-to-day management of Mainstream Renewable Power, the international wind farm (...)

Eddie O Connor set up Mainstream in 2008 after Airtricity, the wind energy company he founded two decades ago, was sold to Scottish & Southern Energy, now SSE. Photograph: Alan Betson

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power plans to sell its wind farm project off the Scottish coast, which will cost £2 billion(...)

Entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power’s plans to develop a £2 billion (€2.3 billion) wind farm off the Scottish coast

Entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power’s plans to develop a £2 billion (€2.3 billion) wind farm off the Scottish coast passed a sign(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May arrives to deliver a speech at the RSA in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

As they waited in the Great Room of the Royal Society of Arts on Tuesday morning for Theresa May to speak, bored reporters studied James Barry’s three(...)

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