Eddie O Connor

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Aviva abseilers: engineering company Kirby Group donated €500 to a charity nominated by each of the participants at an event where volunteers abseiled from the roof of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. The total raised was €40,000

There were probably a few knees wobbling at the Aviva Stadium last weekend, as a group of construction industry executives and their multinatio(...)

Members of environmental associations at the European Commission headquarters yesterday as the EU sets out new climate and energy goals. Photograph: Reuters

Environmentalists have reacted with dismay to the European Commission’s latest proposals on climate and energy targets for 2030, saying they represent(...)

How come in the publicity shots for wind energy there are never any houses? Photograph: Getty Images

Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power, writing (Irish Times, December 19th) about economic stagnation, suggests that “building a new green eco(...)

Does it make sense to sell one of Ireland’s largest indigenous companies, Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), to a foreign multinational to repay a fraction of th(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor.

Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded funding of €1.4 million by the European Commission to cover half the costs of conducting a survey of the s(...)

Sometimes it takes only a few minutes to change the way we think about things. A month ago, Larry Summers spent about ten minutes at an IMF researc(...)

The site of the Oldman 2 wind farmin Alberta, Canada. Ikea will purchase the wind farm from Irish company Mainstreawm Renewable Power once the plant is operational.

Ikea plans to buy a second wind farm from Irish energy company Mainstream Renewable Power as part of plans to invest £1.5 billion (€1.7 billion) in wi(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power’s 50-megawatt solar farm in Droogfontein, South Africa. The company looks set to secure a deal to build three wind farms in the country’s Northern Cape region.

Mainstream Renewable Power is leading a consortium that looks set to secure a deal with the South African government to build three wind farms in the (...)

Concerns about the status of wind projects in the midlands have been “needlessly stoked by unthinking communication by some developers”, Minister for (...)

Japanese company Marubeni Corporation  will receive a minimum 25 per cent equity stake in Mainstream Renewable Power. Founder Eddie O’Connor (above) and other members of the board currently own 65 per cent of the business. Photograph: Eric Luke

Japanese company Marubeni Corporation could receive additional shares from its proposed €100 million investment in Mainstream Renewable Power if the I(...)

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