Amazon employs 4,000 people directly in Ireland, with research commissioned by the company estimating there are an additional 9,700 people employed due to its investments, including in wind farms. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon is set to double its renewable energy capability in Ireland with a new wind farm project. The 115-megawatt (MW) project in Ardderroo, Co Galw(...)

Man-made treasures such as the Great Western Greenway in Mayo pulls scores of walkers and cyclists to the region. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

My Irish tourism road trip comprised six days, 950 miles, 20 counties, 28 interviews, a couple of mild hangovers and one inescapable conclusion: when (...)

Former US president John F Kennedy on his visit to Ireland: his words to the Dáil featured in an ad deemed to be political advertising

An advertisement for the wind energy industry amounted to political advertising which is banned in Ireland, the broadcasting regulator has ruled. Th(...)

The campaign will highlight that Ireland imports 85 per cent of its energy requirements. Photograph: David Sleator

A €500,000 advertising campaign highlighting the perceived benefits of wind energy begins today. The campaign is funded by the major wind energy com(...)

Planning permission was recently granted to US technology giant Apple to build a new data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

Some 18 companies are either in the process of establishing a data centre in Ireland or are significantly expanding existing operations in an overal(...)

A wind farm development at Bruckana on Bord na Móna’s cutaway peatland on the Laois, Kilkenny, Tipperary borders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s wind industry will this week open its doors to businesses that want to learn more about the opportunities to invest in renewables. Twenty-fo(...)

Apple is considering directly funding at least six Irish renewable energy projects. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Apple is considering directly funding at least six Irish renewable energy projects, which could result in total new investment of more than €400 mill(...)

Microsoft  and Google likely to be among the candidates scouting locations. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A lobby group for the wind energy sector expects “several” large US multinationals with operations here to announce major investments in windfarm-pow(...)

A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

Colm McCarthy, the clever but contrarian UCD economist, doesn’t mince his words. He prefers instead to mince the targets of his ire, which last weeken(...)

Individuals should be allowed to claim tax relief for investing sums from €100 to €10,000 with local financial institutions and credit unions to be used for investment in certified renewable energy projects.

Individuals and credit unions should be allowed to claim tax relief on investing in wind energy, the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has said.(...)

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