With a sea area almost 10 times the size of its landmass, Ireland has very significant offshore wind capacity

The ESB and Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind have reached an agreement “to kick-start the offshore wind-generation industry in the Republic” b(...)

The Oriel Wind Farm scheme, located 22km off the Co Louth coast,    will have the potential to generate up to 330 megawatts (MW), enough to power 250,000 homes. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The development of Ireland’s first major offshore wind farm has moved a step closer with the announcement that Oriel Wind, the energy group backed by (...)