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EDF Renewables Ireland chief executive Matthieu Hue described Wexford Solar as an important addition to the group’s Irish businesses. Photograph: iStock

French energy giant EDF is buying eight solar-powered electricity generating plants in the Republic as it steps up its presence in the State. EDF and(...)

Renewables accounted for 36 per cent of all electricity used in the Republic last year, a record likely to be surpassed in 2020.

Ireland’s electricity grid needs urgent investment to handle the increasing number of green energy projects due to begin generating power in coming ye(...)

Failure to develop a port in Ireland may lead to work being lost to British harbours such as Mostyn in Wales, or Barrow, which is close to Liverpool, which already service wind farms in the eastern Irish Sea.

Spending of up to €100 million is needed on at least one port on the Irish coast to support the development of an offshore electricity industry that c(...)

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) has acquired a 50 per cent interest in a wind farm off the coast of Co Wicklow from a company linked to property developer Johnny Ronan.  Photograph: iStock

French electricity giant Électricité de France (EDF) has acquired a 50 per cent interest in a wind farm off the coast of Co Wicklow from a company lin(...)

An offshore wind farm off the coast of England, operated by Innogy Renewables.

After years of neglect, energy companies plan to sink almost €6 billion into the Irish Sea over the next half decade or so on offshore wind projects. (...)

Family adventure holidays The big trend for family holidays in 2017 is adventure and activity-based breaks, including camping, cycling and theme-p(...)

 Harland and Wolff  workers return to the Belfast shipyard in November 1999 after a  mass walkout during a dispute with management over a multimillion-pound contract. Photograph:  Steven Davison/Pacemaker

This year’s declassified Belfast files chart the final decline of former shipbuilding giant Harland and Wolff. They show that in 1987, faced by mounti(...)