Mark Foley

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Physicist Brian Cox speaking at EirGrid’s  launch of its new five-year strategy. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Electricity grid operator EirGrid will spend more than €2 billion over the next five years to prepare the system for 2030, when more than two-thirds o(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

The Climate Action Plan states that 70 per cent of our electricity will be generated from renewable sources by 2030. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

EirGrid has just launched its new strategy for the five-year period from 2020 to 2025 which will see it invest €2 billion in helping to decarbonise Ir(...)

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. T(...)

Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Eirgrid, the semi-State power-grid operator, received an insurance settlement payout of €8.7 million last September concerning its interconnector with(...)

In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

The scene near the Nine Stones area where a car crash occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the five teenagers injured when the car in which they were travelling hit a wall at Nine Stones, Co Carlow, remains in what gardaí described a(...)

Bord na Móna would not be “climate change deniers” when it comes to acknowledging the impact peat farming has on the environment, the company’s chief (...)

EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley in the company’s National Control Room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leaving his post with the Dublin Airport Authority in 2008 after the construction of Terminal 2, Mark Foley believed the airport’s needs were sorted f(...)

Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

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