Why business continuity management?
Sources of disruption are inevitable, but damaging consequences need not be. Business continuity management builds resilience and can be a source of competitive advantage. Read more
Energy prices in Ireland - how do they compare?
We examine trends in oil, gas and electricity prices in Ireland and compare them to those in important comparator countries in Europe. Read more
Ireland's new energy policy
We summarise the key elements in Ireland's new energy white paper, which sets a goal of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. Read more
EU ETS: beyond 2020
Phase IV of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) will run from 2021 until 2030 and is proposed to include steeper annual reductions in the GHG emissions cap. Read more
Reduction of licensing burden on enterprise
We evaluated the burden faced by several business sectors in complying with State-issued licences and advised on the procurement of an integrated online licensing portal. Read more
Competitiveness impacts of carbon tax
Forfás relied on Byrne Ó Cléirigh's analysis to evaluate the impacts on Ireland's competitiveness of the carbon tax. Read more
Value-for-money audit of emissions trading scheme
We investigated the cost effectiveness of the UK's £215 million emissions trading scheme, to determine whether the scheme represented value for money for the taxpayer. Read more
Review of national research priorities
We supported the Irish Government in prioritising areas for publicly-funded research, including ocean energy, bioenergy, smart grids, climate change, water, waste and smart cities. ... Read more