previews the weekend's GAA fixtures.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020
Research throws light on how other countries managed the transition of their declining energy industries to meet climate change targets, writes
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton is travelling to the Midlands today along with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan and Minister of State for the OPW, Kevin Boxer Moran.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2019
More than 600,000 native trees are to be planted across 1,500 hectares of bogland that is no longer used for peat production.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
The unions say an urgent 'just transition' programme is needed, to help the company move away from peat-burning.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
A power station in Co Longford is free to reopen immediately, according to a union representative.
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
The Lanesboro facility shut in early July because of concerns over hot water discharges into the Shannon.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
The proposals for the facility in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly would have seen it fuelled with biomass as well as peat.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
If you’re travelling country roads from West Cork to Co Donegal these days, you will almost certainly meet tractor trailers clamped high with black turf for home fires.
Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
Unions will meet Bord na Móna today to discuss major job losses in the Midlands.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
When Health Minister Simon Harris recently signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a five-year pilot basis, he opened the door wider for an emerging sector which has significant potential to create jobs and a new revenue stream for the Government’s coffers.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
The Irish Wildlife Trust is objecting to a wind farm in Co Longford.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
The European Commission will impose fines on us for busting our renewables and emissions targets. We may pay out €3bn in fines over the next decade, writes.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
The success of Offaly footballers in 1982 was rooted in the bogs of the county.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2018
Bord na Móna is looking to fish farms, herb growing, recycling, tourism, and renewable energy to replace peat as it faces into a perfect storm.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018
Our cherished identity is blown to the four winds if we remain wedded to the fossil fuel industry, writes.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
Our cherished identity is blown to the four winds if we remain wedded to the fossil fuel industry, writes .
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
Moths might not look spectacular, but amateur lepidopterist, Philip Strickland, knew it was a rare find.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
Limerick secretary Mike O’Riordan doesn’t envisage the county will be in competition with Cork in the battle for GAA stadium naming rights.
Fri, 16 Feb, 2018
Introducing a millionaires tax, phasing out the special rate of Vat for the hospitality sector and scrapping the help to buy scheme have all been suggested by opposition parties ahead of the Budget,.
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
THE other day, I revisited a bog near the Cork/Kerry border where we used to cut turf to burn at home until about 35 years ago, writes.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Before starting a new tour, veteran US comedian Jerry Seinfeld tests out his material on the small club circuit, tweaking his content depending on the reaction of seasoned audiences.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a deal to develop four solar farms across the Midlands to power 150,000 homes.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
Apart from the natural beauty of bogs and their importance for nature, there’s also the bigger picture of tackling climate change, writes
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
True Irish curlews are in serious trouble and may face imminent extinction, writes
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
In this week’s column, Kehlan Kirwan sits down with Paddy Finn of the Limerick-based Electricity Exchange. Mr Finn recently sold half the company to Bord na Móna and discusses his plans for the future.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
Almost 12,000 hectares of Irish bogland once harvested by Bord na Móna have been rehabilitated into eco-friendly resources, the company said.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
Energy Minister Alex White has signalled that long- awaited guidelines on windfarms in communities may not be changed or even decided before the general election.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
The Unite union has said that the High Court ruling to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of Bord na Mona’s Edenderry plant has come "at a time of heightened industrial tension".
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
There is concern for the long term future of 180 jobs at a power plant in Edenderry, Co Offaly.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
Energy minister Alex White claims proposed planning guidelines to distance windfarms from communities by at least 1km would “kill off” wind farm production.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
A bog area used by Bord na Móna in the Midlands has been converted into a €115m wind farm with enough power to generate electricity for 45,000 houses.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Bord Na Móna says its new wind farm at Mount Lucas in County Offaly will provide energy for more than 45,000 homes.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
People of all ages can be lonely, but a volunteer phone service provides a friendly voice for older people who live alone and who are more isolated and vulnerable, says
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
A new, partially intact bog body has been discovered by Bord na Mona workers in Co Meath.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Long before entering the political stage, Albert Reynolds had already forged a successful career by changing the Irish showbusiness landscape.
Fri, 22 Aug, 2014
Bord na Móna has signed a €50m deal to supply renewable electricity to Irish energy supplier Vayu who will sell the electricity on to its business customers.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2014
The public is being urged to be on the alert for wildfires, with the risk of outbreaks deemed high for the coming days due to dry weather.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
ON one of the few calm days we’ve had recently, I was out contemplating my sodden vegetable garden and when I’d be able to prepare the beds for planting. I heard an unmistakable sound. The call of wild geese, which is like a distant pack of hounds in the sky.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014