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‘Heads must roll’: Industry and experts argue energy crisis of ‘our own making’
Concerns flagged as early as 2014 over the need to bring new power plants online to meet energy demands.
Academic analysis shows emissions for 2022 to date are estimated to be 7% higher than last year
EPA: Options being considered will impact on the State’s ability to meet legal climate targets
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
Niall Sargent of Noteworthy and UCD’s Dr Patrick Brodie tell Susan Daly about our latest investigation.
THE MORNING LEAD
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy analysis reveals onsite carbon emissions are over 35 times higher within the space of a decade.
EPA is processing 12 emissions licence applications for use of back-up generators or onsite gas plants
Expert: Growth of data centres ‘wasn't something that happened organically’
THE MORNING LEAD
Staff shortages leave energy regulator scrambling to keep the lights on
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy reveals the CRU needs almost 70 more staff to deliver on its security of supply and climate roles.
Core work of the energy regulator ‘frequently delayed by a lack of staff’, Government told
Concerns over staff burnout repeatedly raised by the regulator’s risk committee
Tánaiste says to prepare for risk of amber alerts in the run-up to Christmas
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Hourihane bags goal as Villa progress while 28 minutes of stoppage-time played in Burton's victory
Three floodlight failures caused lengthy delays in the Burton-Bournemouth clash.
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PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America
Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.
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Iconic Dublin nightclub Lillie's Bordello to close in January
The Porterhouse Group says ‘exciting plans’ are afoot for the venue.
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Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.
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Jermell Charlo lit up Brooklyn with a KO of the Year contender last night
The WBC super-welterweight champ handed Erickson Lubin the first defeat of his pro career.
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WATCH: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse
The solar eclipse will plunge parts of the US into darkness this afternoon.
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The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime... but how long does Ireland have to wait?
Ages, is the answer.
# Electric Shock
Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win
Leo Cullen’s men were made to work hard late on at the RDS against the Warriors.
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"It's the future": Restaurants and cafés are cracking down on smoking outside
Two business owners told us why they’ve done it.
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Huge crowds not expected at Henry St lights ceremony after Grafton St event described as 'mayhem'
One woman who was at the Grafton St ceremony with her family said, “you couldn’t walk, you couldn’t move”.
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Organisers end Dublin Christmas lights ceremony early due to overcrowding
A statement from Dublin Town says the event was cut short due to concerns over safety and comfort.
# In the dark
Power restored to thousands of Dublin homes and businesses after outage
10,000 homes and businesses were affected by the outage at its peak.
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Khan suffers brutal KO as Alvarez retains middleweight title
The fireworks came in round six.
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All square between Sligo and Harps as floodlight failure ends fixture early
The FAI will decide in due course if the result will stand after Padraigh Sutton ended the game prematurely following a 15-minute stoppage.
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Are you observing Earth Hour? Landmarks like the Áras are
Many countries have already done their bit.
# screen hero
Mr Screen has been ushered away - but where is the iconic Dublin sculpture?
Is he being retired? Relocated? We asked the people who ought to know.
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You can do this one thing tomorrow to show solidarity with the homeless
The Darkest Hour initiative is being run by the Simon Community.
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A Dublin shop hit by a power cut came up with a very Christmassy solution
Jam Art Factory has been in the dark for two days.
# lights nearly on
The job is nearly done, but some 5,000 homes are still without power thanks to Barney
Things have calmed down a little but Storm Barney hasn’t gone away just yet.
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What would happen if the sun disappeared right now?
It wouldn’t be the best thing that could happen.
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Pics: Power outage in Dublin city leaves shoppers (and politicians) in the dark
The power has now been restored in shops and other affected businesses.
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Cork-based heavyweight suffers devastating first-round KO in world title eliminator
Alexander Povetkin is flying since his loss to Wladimir Klitschko.
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Chris Fields' UFC hopes knocked back as he suffers devastating TKO after 23 seconds
Frenchman Cheick Kone proved too powerful for the Irish middleweight in Wolverhampton tonight.
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We can't get enough of this video of the Top 10 Knockouts of 2014 from Cage Warriors
Irish duo Joseph Duffy and Tommy McCafferty have made the list.
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Brown Thomas on Grafton Street forced to close after power outage
It wasn’t the Christmas lights causing a short.
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Shelbourne apologise to fans after floodlight failure at Tolka Park
The FAI Cup third round replay with St Pat’s has been rescheduled for next Monday.
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Power outage knocks out businesses in Dublin 8... including the Guinness Storehouse
A cluster of faults have been recorded by the ESB in the Kilmainham area of Dublin.
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Donegal County Council may turn the lights off at night to save money
The council spends €1.9 million a year on their lights and wants to
# splitsville
KO'ed kickboxer does the splits after roundhouse blow to the chest
Francois Ambang’s suffered 60 seconds of severe pain after his latest bout got away from him.
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In pictures: Thousands hit the streets for Night Run in Dublin
The city centre event provided some superb photos.
# New York City
Photos: This is how Times Square looked with the lights off last night
New York City looked very different with the lights out.
# put out that light
7 unfortunate people whose mammies heard about Earth Hour
Their mams got some serious notions about saving the environment.
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"It's going to take for someone to be hurt": Street lighting problems around Ireland
Chambers Park in Kilcock isn’t the only estate to run into problems with public lighting. Here are your stories.
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19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm
ESB said they are working on connecting homes by today or tomorrow, but some customers in isolated areas will not be connected until towards the end of the week.
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ESB crews working to restore power to 75,000 homes this morning
Power has been restored to 185,000 customers since Wednesday afternoon.
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ESB restore power in Dublin city centre following outage
Many post-match revelers were left in the dark when the power failed at around 7.30pm.