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 survey also suggested that the number of cars on the road has risen to 2.3 million. Photograph:iStock

Irish households spend an average of €112 on energy and €113 on fuel for transport every month, according to a poll for the Irish Offshore Operators’ (...)

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(...)

Providence Resources has stated that its Barryroe field off the Cork coast could produce close to 350 million barrels of oil. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Government published a guide for fossil fuel exploration licence applications just weeks before Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a ban on this act(...)

Providence expects licences will continue for full duration. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Providence Resources, an Irish oil and gas explorer, said it believes its licences and leases for exploration will be allowed to progress for their fu(...)

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(...)

Providence's Celtic Sea interest

As Providence Resources investors stared into the abyss in April, when shares in the oil explorer were suspended as it struggled to pay a legal bill a(...)

Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

As get-rich-quick schemes go, searching for oil or gold could be the most foolish of them all. “Investing in exploration is not for the faint-hearte(...)

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