Northern Ireland
RHI discussed behind closed doors by MLAs
Peter McCann
The body that represents the RHI accredited boiler owners has said it “will use all legal and political avenues” to protect its members.
10 April 2024 Motors
Opel’s Astra delivers diesel economy in Sports Tourer
To say that he liked the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer would be an understatement. For Michael Moroney, it was a welcome return to economical and open range diesel driving.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
The two national utilities responsible for electric power and water are clearly uncomfortable with the IDA’s enthusiasm for more data centres.
Prospects for Ireland's capital budget
It is a gamble to promise indefinite expansion of the capital programme.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: analysing 'The Experience Economy'
IBEC has done a service in pinpointing the threats to what makes Ireland a great place in which to live, work and invest.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Funding our water and electricity infrastructure
Ireland is the only European country in which water is free, and even the Green Party has backed off charging for water.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Ór butter announces product expansion plans
With a 93% increase in sales in 2023, award-winning Ór-Real Irish Butter announces product expansion plans.
27 March 2024 News
Colm McCarthy - Green diesel should not be seen as a handout to farmers
The farm organisations should be concerned that the Irish arrangements for green diesel are being characterised as a subsidy to farming.
20 March 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: misfortune strikes hardest for the unprepared
There is a long record in Ireland of a boom-and-bust pattern in the capital budget.
13 March 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: farming emissions figures
Ireland is not well placed to be offering electricity exports, since generating capacity is tight.
6 March 2024 Viewpoints
A solution in search of a problem
Colm McCarthy - the capital cost of MetroLink could be more than the €9.5bn most often cited by journalists.
28 February 2024 Viewpoints
Overshoots in public spending
Prudent management of the public finances needs credible fiscal plans, not just declarations of concern about public money, from Government and opposition.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints