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Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opportunity to benefit, a conference has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opp(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland “won’t be able to talk or cajole its way out” of meeting legally-binding commitments on adopting renewable energy and on reducing carbon emiss(...)

The Irish Wind Farmers Association said Ireland was well positioned to capitalise on its location at the western edge of Europe to rely on wind energy. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s lack of a detailed policy plan for wind energy means the country will end up “back-sliding” on its targets to such a degree it will not achi(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Antrim came in for the most ire from Irish Times readers

What is the most overrated and underwhelming tourist attraction you have ever visited? That was the simple question we posted on social media platfo(...)

Arklow Bank windfarm. The National Offshore Wind Association, which represents several offshore operators, said there was “no doubt that planning offshore is easier, because there’s nobody living there and we’ve done our environmental impact assessments”.

Offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea now offer the best prospect of exporting electricity to Britain, as the controversial proposals for the midlands (...)