Mainstream’s move to set up a grey market in its stocks comes as the group has put a full stock market flotation on the back-burner until the end of the decade. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has vowed to have a long-awaited grey market up(...)

 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(...)

Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

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(...)

£350m a week for the NHS: Boris Johnson’s claim was founded on some pretty shaky maths. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“We send the EU £350m a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead” Claim made by: Vote Leave The most controversial pro-Brexit slogan was paraded on(...)

London visit: Theresa May looked at Leo Varadkar like he was the star of her own personal rom-com. Photograph:  Philip Toscano/WPA Pool/Getty Images

We had two Fine Gael visitors to the UK on Monday, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in London to meet the prime minister, Theresa May, and Minister for For(...)

The fact  the British government and various EU institutions have acknowledged their responsibility to protect the Belfast Agreement in the Brexit talks is welcome, but it is now time to focus on how that can best be done

We need to renegotiate some aspects of the Belfast Agreement, and we need to do it this summer. At an event for global public policy staff at Twitter’(...)

Michelle O’Neill, the new Sinn Féin leader at Stormont: ‘Clearly the ruling again ignores the will of the people of the North who voted by a majority to stay in the European Union.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The new leader of Sinn Féin at Stormont has called on the Government in Dublin to “step up to the plate” and secure special status for Northern Irelan(...)

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