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Site expansion and the related investment will be taken in stages and are subject to change based on business, economic, and other factors, an Intel spokeswoman said. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Chip manufacturer Intel has welcomed planning approval for a new €3.6 billion manufacturing facility at its campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. The proje(...)

Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

EirGrid calculates that, by 2027, data centres will use the same amount of electricity as Dublin does now. Photograph: iStock

Irish energy policy is a mass of contradictions. The Government has pledged that renewables such as wind and solar power will provide 70 per cent of a(...)

Wholesale electricity prices could hit €60 a MWh by 2022 as the Republic shuts coal and peat plants and energy demand grows, a report published on Tuesday says.

Electricity prices could rise as demand from data centres grows and the Republic shifts from fuels such as coal and peat to renewables, analysts say.(...)

The outcome of the process will play a role in the Government’s decision whether to support a funding application for the controversial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Shannon.

The Government has approved a major review of the security and sustainability of Ireland’s energy supply as the State seeks to move towards a target o(...)

The laying of interconnector cable. There are already two interconnectors to the island of Ireland. One runs  from north Antrim to the coast of Scotland  and the other  from the east coast of Ireland to north Wales

The public consultation process has just begun for a €950 million project to develop a new electricity interconnector linking Ireland to France. The 5(...)

Brendan Tuohy is an engineer, and served in the Department of Public Enterprise. Photograph: iStock

The former secretary general of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has been appointed as chairman designate of EirGrid. (...)

Type of cable  to be laid across the Irish sea. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Preparations for a new electricity interconnector linking Ireland and Wales have begun, with the first planning applications submitted. The applicat(...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

The scenarios don’t include nuclear energy, a fuel source that continues to be hugely controversial and costly

“We can no longer afford to change slowly,” Ireland, electricity transmission system operator EirGrid has said in its latest evaluation of what the Ir(...)

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