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Coillte has identified up to 25 of its land parcels that are suitable for large-scale windfarms

Coillte, the State forestry agency, has appointed advisers to help it seek out a joint venture partner to develop over €1 billion of wind energy asset(...)

There is a belief in Dublin, as well as London, that Michelle O’Neill was ready to do a deal but was effectively blocked by senior members in Sinn Féin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As crews across Ireland, North and South, work to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following Storm Ophelia, Sinn Féin and the DUP ar(...)

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

Workmen clear a tree that fell and took out power lines on the R703 between Thomastown and Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Thousands of homes and businesses remain without water and electricity on Wednesday as emergency responders battle to continue repairing the damage wr(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)

  Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant   at the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre on Tuesday: he acknowledged there was “a very significant water deficit across the south of the country”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A total of 66,000 households and businesses were without water late on Tuesday as Irish Water and ESB Networks worked to restore supplies disrupted du(...)

An uprooted tree lies in a road as storm Ophelia hits Cork on Monday. Photograph: Kieron O’Connor/Reuters

Crews from local authorities and public utilities across the southeast have been working since last night on clearing roads and making their areas saf(...)

Clare O’Neill died when a tree hit her car in Co Waterford and Michael Pike died while cutting a tree in Co Tipperary during Storm Ophelia

President Michael D Higgins expressed sympathy with the relatives of the three people killed in Storm Ophelia and said he hoped for “a spirit of co-op(...)

Official figures on house building in Ireland continue to be out of kilter with the reality on the ground. Photograph: Alan Betson

For nine months now we’ve known that the Government’s housebuilding numbers are bogus and bear little relationship to the number of new homes actually(...)

Winds batter the coast as Storm Ophelia hits the Co Clare town of Lahinch on Monday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The west coast escaped the worst of Storm Ophelia, with spot flooding and trees felled, but up to 7,300 homes and businesses in parts of Galway and Ma(...)

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