Category Archives: Issues

Offshore wind key to meeting our energy targets

Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director of SSE Ireland, looks at the policy choices facing the Irish Government as it prepares to redesign the State’s renewable electricity support scheme and argues that the time...

Eighth Amendment referendum stands alone

The Taoiseach has announced that amongst eight referenda to be held over the next two years, the referendum on the Eighth Amendment is to be a standalone vote held in May or...

Land, sea and air

In March 2017, the tragic loss of an Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) helicopter, call sign Rescue 116, and four crew members during a search and rescue (SAR) mission over the Atlantic Ocean,...

Watching and waiting: Micheál Martin, TD

Many had anticipated that following the formation of the minority coalition last year, Micheál Martin would not hesitate to collapse the Government at the first advantageous opportunity. This analysis was a miscalculation...

Varadkar: the first 100 days

The first openly gay Irish government minister. The son of an immigrant. Now the youngest person to hold office as Taoiseach. In today’s Ireland, the superficial characteristics of an individual’s identity are...

enet and SSE connect to launch new fibre network

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has unveiled plans by enet-SSE, a new commercial joint venture between Ireland’s largest open-access fibre network provider enet and energy utility SSE,...

Brexit queen

Despite deliberately muddying the water with messages to the contrary, Arlene Foster and the DUP have always favoured a hard Brexit; with a hard border being the ultimate prize. Owen McQuade unpacks...