Marie Donnelly

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Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

A street with a pedestrian crossing near Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace. Photograph: iStock

Allowing unlimited public transport at a cost of €365 per person per year is one of the big contributory factors in Vienna regularly being ranked as t(...)

The report recommended  an increase wind power,  on and offshore, from an expected 5,400 megawatts (MW) in 2020 to 10,000 MW.

A group representing renewable energy providers is calling on the Government to aim for a target of 70 per cent of electricity generation to come from(...)

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, which was co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Cloosh Valley, Connemara.

Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And the pace w(...)

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(...)

Marie Donnelly at a press event held by nurses and midwives to publicly call for a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Proposed abortion legislation could force nurses and midwives out of a job, it has been claimed. Campaigners for a No vote in the referendum on the E(...)

Niamh Ui Bhriain head of the Save the 8th campaign at the launch of the vote No campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women who are the victim of rape and incest should carry the baby to full term, according to the Save the 8th campaign. The group launched its offic(...)

At the launch of the 3 Counties Energy Agency on the Dunbrody famine ship in New Ross, Co Wexford, were  Marie Donnelly, former director for renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency with the European Commission, Paddy Phelan, 3CEA manager, and Cllr Denis Foley, chairman  of the 3CEA board. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Business and energy interests in counties Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow are supporting efforts to create “a low carbon, energy efficient zone”, which t(...)

Ireland could become a leader in climate action, according to an energy expert. File photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters

Ireland is overly dependent on “other people’s costly, polluting energy”, and yet has some the best energy resources available on its doorstep in form(...)

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