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Sionad Jones:  ‘I’ve been managing the forest for at least 20 years because of Coillte’s neglect of its duties to the Irish people.’ Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

A woman who described herself as “a conscientious protector of the environment” has promised not to cut down any more Sitka spruce after a judge warne(...)

Sionad Jones (61) told the court: ‘I’ve been managing the forest for at least 20 years because of Coillte’s neglect of its duties.’ Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A grandmother who described herself as “a conscientious protector of the environment” has gone on trial on charges of damaging a Coillte Sitka spruce (...)

“Notable deals include Greencoat Renewables acquisitions of Gortahile, Killala and Beam Hill wind farms and Neon SA’s acquisition of eight operational wind assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund.” Photograph: iStock
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Brexit, the availability of low-cost capital and a changing investor appetite were all significant influences on the Irish M&A market during 2019,(...)

An Post is one of the companies overseen by State agency NewEra on behalf of the Government.

State companies generated almost €1.4 billion in operating profit last year and paid €261 million in dividends to the exchequer, according to data fr(...)

In 2019 the decision-makers across government, business and media  could not avoid the tidal wave of raw emotion unleashed among the world’s youth by Greta Thunberg and her viral school strike

‘The current’s fast, but the river moves slow, And I can feel things changing.” Sometimes it takes a poet to capture a moment, and hearing those wor(...)

A survey on attitudes to climate change indicates a marked shift among the Irish public in recognising what they need to do to help decarbonise Ireland.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A survey on attitudes to climate change indicates a marked shift among the Irish public in recognising what they need to do to help decarbonise Irelan(...)

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 (...)

Luggala Lodge dates from about 1787 and was used as a location for films and TV series including Braveheart,  Excalibur, King Arthur, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Tudors.

A reclusive Italian count is believed to be the new owner of the 5,000 acre Luggala estate in Co Wicklow after his wife set up a company by the same n(...)

Imelda Hurley

State-owned forestry business Coillte has appointed its new chief executive, with Imelda Hurley taking up the position from November 4th. Ms Hurley p(...)

‘With Lorenzo at full tilt or not, its kind seems sure to proliferate as a warming Atlantic draws hurricanes north.’ Picture: Michael Viney

In what I hope will not become a habit, I was dispatched to the safety of a hospital bed on the night the nation spent dreading Lorenzo, leaving Ethna(...)

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