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 Grid operator Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities last month predicted that meeting energy demand would be ‘challenging’ this winter. Photograph: iStock

One of two electricity plants shut down since last winter is due to restart at the weekend, but a second will not resume for 11 days after originally (...)

  One of Energia’s two power plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg/Getty

As many as one in four of the Republic’s power plants are out of action at any one time because of unexpected problems, according to a report from Eir(...)

An artist’s impression of the new Vicar Street Hotel. Source: CBRE

The Vicar Street Hotel site in the Liberties area of Dublin has gone on the market with a guide price in excess of €12 million. Harry Crosbie, owner(...)

Kelly Anne Byrne, formerly homeless, now working for Focus Ireland, pictured at The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Search the word “homeless” in Google images and the photographs soon spread across your screen will be, for the most part, wrong. The familiar tropes(...)

While Bord Gáis Energy has joined other companies in increasing its prices in recent weeks, it has deferred increases of 10 per cent and 12 per cent until the spring. Photograph: iStock

There will be no let-up in the spiralling cost of heating and lighting Irish homes until next summer at the earliest, the head of the second-largest g(...)

The coal-burning Moneypoint plant in Co Clare, owned by the ESB, is due to shut in 2025. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Coal is suddenly back in fashion. According to some estimates, the amount of the fossil fuel we have burned to generate electricity this year has qua(...)

In December, two peat plants, Shannonbridge in Co Offaly and Lanesboro in Co Longford closed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The closure of older power plants, problems luring new investment and steeper than expected rises in demand pose increasing risks to Irish electricity(...)

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)  is in talks with the owners of gas- and oil-burning electricity generators about keeping them open beyond the scheduled closing dates in 2023 and 2025. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The State faces keeping coal- and oil-burning electricity plants operating beyond their scheduled closing dates to avoid power cuts, in a likely blow (...)

Sligo pianist Tiffany Qiu opened the festival with a confident free midday recital. Photograph: Mary Browne

Musically, we’re in a kind of limbo. The country’s biggest musical institution, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, still hasn’t found a way to play (...)

Bord Gáis blamed the record cost of energy for the decision. Photograph: iStock

Bord Gáis Energy customers are facing higher energy bills as the company becomes the latest utility provider to increases electricity and gas prices.(...)

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