French company ‘floats’ idea of Mayo offshore windfarm

An application has been made for a foreshore licence to explore the potential development of floating offshore wind testing technology off the North Mayo coast. French company SAIPEM has applied to the Minister of Housing, Planning, and Local Government for...

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Council urged to hit energy developers with ‘disturbance’ charges

Mayo Co Council is being urged to push developers who profit from natural resources like wind and forestry to pay disturbance money in respect of any damages they cause to public infrastructure. The issue was raised by Cllr Michael Loftus...

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Blowing in the wind

Aerial shot of the Oweninny wind farm site taken at dawn on June 28 last.
The ESB sent us this fascinating video of the Oweninny wind farm site in north Mayo as completion of the...

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