Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Battery recycling ‘vital’ to future of the electric car revolution

Battery recycling ‘vital’ to future of the electric car revolution

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the disposal/recycling of batteries is being proposed as a key part of the redrafted Battery Directive, which was originally transposed into Irish law in 2008

Oil and gas drilling application clears hurdle

Oil and gas drilling application clears hurdle

An application to drill an exploratory oil and gas well off the coast of Kerry by the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation and Exxon Mobil has passed its latest and final environmental assessment

More fund vehicles on way as government finalises investment legislation

More fund vehicles on way as government finalises investment legislation

The long touted makeover of the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994 has been finalised by the Department of Finance and is understood to contain significant changes

Profile of Robert Watt: Mandarin of mystery

Profile of Robert Watt: Mandarin of mystery

A highly respected but outspoken civil servant, he has never been shy in expressing his numerous dissenting opinions

Cold perspective

Cold perspective

As the Arctic ice cap continues to melt and new trading routes emerge from the north, Ireland finds itself in the path of a powerful evolving region. What are the opportunities and the very real environmental risks, and what role should we play?

Secret EU report: fares would rise 10%, but carbon emissions would drop 11% through aviation fuel tax

Secret EU report: fares would rise 10%, but carbon emissions would drop 11% through aviation fuel tax

A leaked report from the European Commission has said that an EU-wide aviation fuel tax would rai...

Electrifying performance by Crowley start-up €40m deal springs surprising revamp for Jaguar

Electrifying performance by Crowley start-up €40m deal springs surprising revamp for Jaguar

Entrepreneur Norman Crowley has struck a deal to produce an electric classic Jaguar car with a pr...

Europa lodges oil and gas application for new site near Corrib gas field

Europa lodges oil and gas application for new site near Corrib gas field

An application for an oil and gas well site survey 4km from the Corrib gas field was lodged late ...

Plan to pump gas to Scotland goes on the back burner after study finds that it’s not economical

Plan to pump gas to Scotland goes on the back burner after study finds that it’s not economical

Plans to reverse the direction of gas flow at the Moffat interconnection point with Britain have ...

Eirgrid eyes high-voltage fix for data centre power crunch

Eirgrid eyes high-voltage fix for data centre power crunch

Eirgrid is looking at a range of options to deal with the dramatic increase in Dublin’s power d...

Ryanair: EU kerosene tax would be ‘very damaging’ for Ireland

Ryanair: EU kerosene tax would be ‘very damaging’ for Ireland

A potential EU-wide tax on kerosene would be damaging to Ireland and would punish an industry tha...

Gridlock looms as Big Data drive gathers pace

Gridlock looms as Big Data drive gathers pace

The tripling in size of Ireland’s data sector over the next decade will put the national grid under huge pressure

Shannon LNG considers terminal options  over long appeals

Shannon LNG considers terminal options over long appeals

Shannon LNG may alter its plans for a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Shannon estuary...

Civil service committee on financial services met without releasing minutes required by code

Civil service committee on financial services met without releasing minutes required by code

A group chaired by the Minister of State at the Department of Finance met seven times in the last...

Long live the IFSC?

Long live the IFSC?

Ireland’s international financial services sector received a boost last week when a new five-year plan was launched to support its growth. But critics have raised questions about the sector’s lack of transparency and how beneficial it actually is to the domestic economy