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In December, two peat plants, Shannonbridge in Co Offaly and Lanesboro in Co Longford closed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The closure of older power plants, problems luring new investment and steeper than expected rises in demand pose increasing risks to Irish electricity(...)

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)  is in talks with the owners of gas- and oil-burning electricity generators about keeping them open beyond the scheduled closing dates in 2023 and 2025. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The State faces keeping coal- and oil-burning electricity plants operating beyond their scheduled closing dates to avoid power cuts, in a likely blow (...)

Sligo pianist Tiffany Qiu opened the festival with a confident free midday recital. Photograph: Mary Browne

Musically, we’re in a kind of limbo. The country’s biggest musical institution, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, still hasn’t found a way to play (...)

Bord Gáis blamed the record cost of energy for the decision. Photograph: iStock

Bord Gáis Energy customers are facing higher energy bills as the company becomes the latest utility provider to increases electricity and gas prices.(...)

Energia says  customers will see costs increase as of October 18th

Energia is hiking prices for the third time in six months as the company and its many rivals pass on rising energy costs globally. The company, whic(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Climate said Moneypoint would close in 2025. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

It must be a source of some embarrassment to the Greens in government that last month, shortly before the International Panel on Climate Change warned(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Climate said Moneypoint would close in 2025. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Coal generated up to a quarter of Irish electricity demand last month at peak times, possibly boosting the State’s carbon emissions, official figures (...)

Industry sources expect the plants, at Whitegate in Cork Harbour and Huntstown in north Co Dublin, to restart generating electricity in October and November. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Confidence is growing that two electricity plants will be restored to action in time to stave off the risk of power cuts next winter. Surging electri(...)

Data centres currently require up to 1,100MW from the national grid

Confirmation that power plants in Cork and Dublin will be back online in the autumn has considerably eased the immediate risk to electricity supplies (...)

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(...)

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