‘An additional 400mm of insulation in the attic is the most-affordable upgrade there is,’ says quantity surveyor Patricia Power, brand ambassador for An Post’s new Green Hub

All the time spent at home over the last few months means how we live and how our homes function have come in for a far greater level of scrutiny. As(...)

Employers can pay workers an allowance of €3.20 a day to compensate for home expenses without paying any tax, PRSI or the universal social charge on it. Photograph: Getty Images

If the pandemic has you working from home you’re effectively running a branch office. But who’s paying the bill? Workers everywhere are absorbing emp(...)

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The pandemic has changed people’s views about how their homes work, and what needs doing to improve it. It has also changed buyers’ views about what’s(...)

Electric car sales are pretty much the only bright spot in the current Covid-affected sales gloom

The new coalition Government is still not in a position to announce when car dealers will be given an exemption on the ending of electric vehicle gran(...)

SuperHomes retrofit advisor David Flannery on site with a Tipperary Energy Agency client John Sheahan in Limerick city.

Prohibitive costs associated with retrofitting houses and lack of information about the process are major obstacles to widespread uptake of this energ(...)

Upgrading your home heating system can actually save you from sweltering in the summer months. Photograph: iStock

With summer well and truly on its way, and flora everywhere in full bloom, outside temperatures are creeping upward. The back door could be left open (...)

The Green Party is demanding system change, to satisfy both the wider environmental movement and their own core membership

YOU COULD END UP LIVING IN A MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME, WHICH MIGHT DOUBLE AS A WORKPLACE. BUYING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE WOULD BE EASIER (IF YOU’D EV(...)

The Government wants renewable power to generate 70 per cent of the electricity used in the Republic by 2030. Photograph:  VCG

Irish group Shannon Energy and Danish company Obton plan to kick off a €300 million investment in the Republic by spending €60 million on plants that (...)

Depending on which group of experts you refer to for your calculations, 30 minutes of Netflix amounts to driving between .5 and 4 miles in terms of CO2 emissions. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

If someone told me a month ago that the name on everybody’s lips is going to be Joe Exotic, I would have been understandably confused. But it’s true: (...)

An Amazon warehouse. The company has opened a 6,800sq m ‘delivery station’ at Greenogue Business Park in southwest Dublin with 20 staff. Photograph: Getty Images

Some stock brokers have had to put new customers on a waiting list, as “armchair investors are rushing to open trading accounts in the hope of picking(...)

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