Ruby Walsh:  “I am not opposed to progress and understand the need for renewable energy . . .   however the riding or even grazing of horses in such areas is simply not possible and extremely dangerous.”

Jockey Ruby Walsh has said proposals to erect wind turbines close to stud farms would be “extremely dangerous” for horses.Adding his voice to a campai(...)

Three bids, each in the region of €1 billion, were submitted yesterday for Bord Gáis Energy, it is understood. The deadline for fresh bids in the reop(...)

Providence resources technical director John O’Sullivan (left) with chief executive  Tony O’Reilly and chairman  Dr Brian Hillery. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has agreed a phased farm-in into two of its North Celtic Sea Basin oil discoveries by ABT Oil &am(...)

“Fish farms are easily infested with parasites. Sea lice breed in them and spread to wild fish – sea trout and wild salmon in particular.”

One of the reasons for our obesity crisis is the loss of radio adverts specifically designed to put you off your food. Remember eating your bacon and (...)

A Department of Energy consultant tasked with the most recent inspection of the Corrib gas pipeline works was unable to gain access to the tunnel as h(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: established JobBridge in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A total of 228 JobBridge interns have been taken on by 14 Government Departments, but none of them has been kept on after completing their placemen(...)

The Tit Bonhomme, which sank last year near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has promised a change to the existing system of responding to 999 emergency telephone calls in marine incidents.Ho(...)

The €15 million Beaufort laboratory will house a national ocean energy test facility

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to turn the sod today on an international “centre of excellence” for maritime research in Cork harbour.The €15 million Bea(...)

Spanish Point is the third of six wells explored as part of Providence Resources multi-basin drilling programme. Pictures if the  Barryroe Well in the Celtic Sea. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has approved Cairn Energy’s farm-in deal to explore the Spanish Point site off the west(...)

The Government has begun a mapping exercise to identify the reach of current broadband services across the State and to find out what plans telecom(...)

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