The Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said the  rapid rollout of offshore wind energy would  be contentious, particularly off the east coast because large turbines would  be so visible on the horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s energy transition and rollout of large-scale offshore wind must be seen as “a shared societal project, rather than a developer-led project”,(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has warned that a deal, which would mean the erection of 2,100 wind turbines in the midlands to export energy to the UK, would not proceed as planned because the British government had not made sufficient progress on the issue. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronan McGreevy Wind energy could contribute an additional €5 billion per year to gross domestic product (GDP) in the next decade if Irel(...)