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Forecasts that electricity demand will continue growing have increased the focus on the pressures faced by the Republic’s supply network.

Two electricity plants whose shutdown added to a squeeze on energy supplies last winter could restart generating later this year. Surging electricity(...)

The concept of herd immunity suggests when enough people in a population are either vaccinated against a disease or have developed natural resistance through infection then it stems its spread. Photograph: US National Institutes of Health via AP

Professor Philip Nolan, chair of Nphet’s data modelling team, has said the Covid related outlook for the coming four weeks remains “uncertain and dang(...)

‘The Mayo support really is amazing. We in Galway admire it, we’re just not going to be made feel bad about our rather more laissez-faire attitude across the border.’ Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

‘Supporting your county team is for auld fellas and school kids.” This was the withering one-liner delivered to me in the aftermath of my rain-sodden (...)

Even with all the retirements and the players who are out injured, Dublin still have a core of players like Brian Fenton. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

I still think Dublin will win the All-Ireland. I don’t know if that’s suddenly a controversial opinion – maybe the heat is getting to me. But when I l(...)

  John West Féile ambassador and Armagh’s Aimee Mackin in attendance at the launch of John West Féile at Croke Park, Dublin.   Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

There are times when Aimee Mackin returns home after winning with Armagh and parks her pride at the front door, like last Saturday evening. A week af(...)

Bord na Móna’s has started the second phase of its existing power plant at Oweninny in Co Mayo. Photograph: Bord na Móna

Bord na Móna earned a €22 million profit last year, its first since 2017, the State company has said. Sales at the company originally established to (...)

Donegal’s Michael Langan is challenged  by Tyrone’s Brian Kennedy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

I am thinking of buying a camper van and just living in Ulster next summer. I feel like I have spent the last few months touring the province, from Ba(...)

The Microsoft Alliance for Good brings together people with diverse experiences and skillsets from a range of organisations use technology to solve societal challenges.

A new Microsoft-led programme has yielded benefits for the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland and sustainability initiative My Waste, with two new con(...)

Significant numbers of sunbathers and swimmers gathering at Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co Dublin, on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Dean Ruxton

A location in Northern Ireland has reached the highest temperature ever recorded there, according to the Met Office, on what has become the hottest da(...)

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