Wind farm

ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm

ESB to decommission 70-turbine Derrybrien wind farm

The ESB has confirmed that it is to decommission the controversial Derrybrien wind farm in Co. Galway. This news comes...

March 16, 2022

Communities ‘ripped apart’ by wind farms – councillor

Communities ‘ripped apart’ by wind farms – councillor

A Kerry county councillor has claimed that communities have been “ripped apart” by the development and installation of wind farms....

March 16, 2022

ESB must make decision on Derrybrien wind farm – Tánaiste

ESB must make decision on Derrybrien wind farm – Tánaiste

The Tánaiste has called on the ESB to quickly resolve the long-running saga of the Derrybrien wind farm in Co....

March 3, 2022

Substitute consent refused for Derrybrien wind farm

Substitute consent refused for Derrybrien wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has decided to refuse substitute consent for a controversial wind farm in Co. Galway. In 2003, there...

February 8, 2022

‘Campaigners stunned’ by Offaly bog wind farm project – TD

‘Campaigners stunned’ by Offaly bog wind farm project – TD

Campaigners against the construction of a wind farm at Lemanaghan Bog in Co. Offaly have been “left stunned” by the...

August 17, 2021

Derrybrien Wind farm issue: ‘Lack of urgency’ on tackling €15,000 daily fines slammed

Derrybrien Wind farm issue: ‘Lack of urgency’ on tackling €15,000 daily fines slammed

The government has been called on to intervene to put an end to the “waste of public money” that is...

June 4, 2021

Permission sought to extend Leitrim wind farm

Permission sought to extend Leitrim wind farm

Tullynamoyle Wind Farm has applied for planning permission to construct a further four wind turbines. This would be in addition...

April 7, 2021

Planning permission granted for north-west wind farm

Planning permission granted for north-west wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has today (March 16) announced her decision to grant planning permission for a wind...

March 16, 2021

Information clinics on Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm to take place

Information clinics on Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm to take place

A number of information clinics on Ireland’s largest offshore wind farm proposal will take place in Wicklow and Greystones later...

March 3, 2021

Dairy farmer’s ‘grave concerns’ over effect of proposed ‘skyscraper’ wind turbines on animals

Dairy farmer’s ‘grave concerns’ over effect of proposed ‘skyscraper’ wind turbines on animals

A dairy farmer has expressed his “grave concerns” over the impact that proposed “skyscraper” wind turbines may have on his...

February 8, 2021

Wind farm operators ordered to disclose turbine data to nearby residents

Wind farm operators ordered to disclose turbine data to nearby residents

Wind farm operators have been ordered by the High Court to disclose raw wind farm data and other records to...

November 27, 2020

Bill introduced to implement ‘sensible regulations’ for wind farm developments

Bill introduced to implement ‘sensible regulations’ for wind farm developments

The Wind Turbine Regulation Bill 2020 was introduced in the Dáil this afternoon (Tuesday, November 24) with the aim of...

November 24, 2020

Meenbog: Concerns brought by locals to wind farm developer over site ‘were ignored’

Meenbog: Concerns brought by locals to wind farm developer over site ‘were ignored’

Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle said local communities “cannot count on government to support their interests over developers” as...

November 20, 2020

Derrybrien wind farm ‘financial scandal must be addressed urgently’ – Sinn Féin

Derrybrien wind farm ‘financial scandal must be addressed urgently’ – Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus and Galway East spokesperson Louis O’Hara have criticised the “ongoing financial scandal of taxpayers’ money...

November 19, 2020

European Commission clears acquisition of Irish wind farm companies

European Commission clears acquisition of Irish wind farm companies

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Ballyhoura Wind Limited and CCWFL Limited by...

October 30, 2020

NI government rejects planning for major Tyrone wind farm

NI government rejects planning for major Tyrone wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure has rejected planning permission for a planned £150 million (€165 million) wind farm in Co....

October 28, 2020

Co. Offaly wind farm development to begin next year

Co. Offaly wind farm development to begin next year

A wind farm outside Rhode in Co. Offaly is set to begin redevelopment towards the end of 2020, supporting some...

December 30, 2019

Ireland ordered to pay over €5 million in wind farm court case

Ireland ordered to pay over €5 million in wind farm court case

The Irish state has been ordered to pay pecuniary penalties to the amount of €5 million for failing to comply...

November 12, 2019