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Focus Ireland is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of “Sponsor a Star”, in which businesses donate money to sponsor a star on the charity’s Grafton Street tree
Wish upon a star this Christmas

Christmas is a key time period for Focus Ireland, helping to raise money and awareness for the services it provides. This year, the charity is celebra(...)

Shut-downs of both Whitegate and one of Energia’s two plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin, contributed to a squeeze on electricity supplies last winter that prompted formal warnings about stretched capacity. Photograph: iStock

Further delays have hit the return to action of one of two electricity plants whose temporary shut down hit energy supplies in the Republic last winte(...)

The study looks at disclosure practices in five areas: anti-corruption and anti-bribery programmes, financial transparency, open governance, responsible political engagement, and whistleblowing policies

Irish public sector bodies, including semi-State companies and universities, need to be more proactive in publishing information that shows how they m(...)

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Revenue at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin last year slumped by 74 per cent to €2.753 million due to the pandemic. Accounts filed by Crownway (...)

In Ireland forecasted growth in electricity demand between 2021 and 2030 could be between 28%  and 43%

One more mention of a winter of discontent is liable to put us all in a bad mood, but it’s hard to avoid. Eirgrid, which operates the national grid, (...)

 Grid operator Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities last month predicted that meeting energy demand would be ‘challenging’ this winter. Photograph: iStock

One of two electricity plants shut down since last winter is due to restart at the weekend, but a second will not resume for 11 days after originally (...)

  One of Energia’s two power plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg/Getty

As many as one in four of the Republic’s power plants are out of action at any one time because of unexpected problems, according to a report from Eir(...)

An artist’s impression of the new Vicar Street Hotel. Source: CBRE

The Vicar Street Hotel site in the Liberties area of Dublin has gone on the market with a guide price in excess of €12 million. Harry Crosbie, owner(...)

Kelly Anne Byrne, formerly homeless, now working for Focus Ireland, pictured at The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Search the word “homeless” in Google images and the photographs soon spread across your screen will be, for the most part, wrong. The familiar tropes(...)

While Bord Gáis Energy has joined other companies in increasing its prices in recent weeks, it has deferred increases of 10 per cent and 12 per cent until the spring. Photograph: iStock

There will be no let-up in the spiralling cost of heating and lighting Irish homes until next summer at the earliest, the head of the second-largest g(...)

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