Michael Quirk

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Eager to get going: Michael Quirk (left) at his farm near Cloyne, Co Cork, Joseph Hennessy from Enniscorthy and  IFA renewables committee chairman Tom Short. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Four pioneering farmers have cleared a series of planning and other hurdles to establish solar farms on their land. But delays in the introduction of (...)

Michael Quirke: “it’s very hard to convince ordinary people” to embrace renewable energy “when it took me 12 years to build a windfarm”. Photograph: Larry Cummins

It took Michael Quirk 12 years to build a wind farm on his land in Cloyne, Co Cork, and since 2014 he has been attempting to establish an adjoining s(...)

The future of solar power will be analysed and debated at a major conference taking place in Cork this Friday. Photo: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The future of solar power will be analysed and debated at a major conference in Cork this Friday. Energy Cork will host the event, which is the first (...)