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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(...)

Electric Ireland is part of State-owned ESB. Photograph: iStock

More than a million households face increases of up to €8.20 a month on energy bills from August, when ESB subsidiary Electric Ireland will hike price(...)

Irish Real Estate Funds were introduced in 2017 in an attempt to bring groups of investors into the tax net

Property funds made almost €3 billion in profits in the first three years following their introduction, according to the Business Post. It said the op(...)

On December 3rd, Irish electricity consumption reached a new high of 5,112 mega watts.  Photograph: iStock

Forecasters are warning of a cold spell next week, possibly the most severe of the winter so far, with Siberian weather bringing snow and ice. Not onl(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

 In Dublin, Irish Water’s business plan estimates the supply network can only cater for a 2 per cent increase in demand. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

It is unlikely to register with many recently elected TDs, but about 6,500 people in Whitegate, Co Cork, have to boil their water before using it foll(...)

A 65-year-old man died in an industrial accident in east Cork on Wednesday afternoon. It is understood the man was carrying out repair work on a gra(...)

Deirdre and Tristan O'Gorman with their sons Finn (3) and Noah (one month). Photograph: Clare Keogh

The recent birth of their second child was bittersweet for Deirdre and Tristan O’Gorman: while of course they were overjoyed, his safe arrival reinfor(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2010 contract.   Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Down Stephen’s Lane in the south of Dublin city centre, near what used to be Dobbins bistro, an empire sits behind a set of wrought iron gates. It doe(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

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