Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley

Set for a second successive term as a TD having first gained election in 2011, Brian Stanley was Sinn Féin’s spokesman on the environment and local go(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming topped the poll in Laois with one of the country’s largest quotas while re-elected Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan described (...)

EPA director general  Laura Burke:    “We must implement appropriate measures across all of society and the economy to break the link between prosperity and pollution.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A very mild winter was a significant factor in the slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, according to figures from the Environmental P(...)

Fine Gael’s Anthony Lawlor: says the 7,500 people who made submissions “have been led up the garden path for the past 18 months”.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been accused of “procrastination” and “waffle” in the delay over the introduction of development regulat(...)

Claims that the IRA has gone away are a “blatant lie”, says the son of the only prison officer murdered in the Republic during the Troubles. His comme(...)

Patrick O’Donovan TD, Fine Gael: said “ordinary working people” in rural areas were “sick to the back teeth of listening to people give out” about them receiving the €100 grant. Photograph:  Brian Gavin

A Government backbencher has told the Dáil the €100 water conservation grant should be an ongoing scheme because of the costs involved in group water (...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park, where he was due to play five concerts last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Proposals issued by the Government this week will not prevent a fiasco like last year’s cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park recurr(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has introduced a bill in the Dáil to allow electronic devices for people with sight difficulties so that they can vote independently. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Proposals for electronically assisted voting are to be considered by the Government. Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney introduced a bill in the Dáil to all(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)

“If guaranteed independence is good enough for advice on the fiscal budget why not for climate policy?”

Opposition TDs are seeking to have four State-backed agencies removed from a new expert group on climate change in a bid to preserve its independenc(...)