The first time I heard about the internet was in 1995. A college classmate said, “Want to come watch me argue with American Christians?” He had dis(...)

Dan Boyle: Seeking opportunities in the community and voluntary sector, he feels his 20 years in public life counts against him in seeking work. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Green Party TD from 2002 to 2005, Dan Boyle was deputy leader in the Seanad from 2005-2011, and was the Greens’ finance spokesman during their time (...)

The who’s who of the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Above, chairman of the committee Ciarán Lynch. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ciarán Lynch - Chairman The former adult literacy organiser was first elected to the Dáil in 2007, when he took a seat from the Green Party’s D(...)

Civil partnership battle: in 2007 the Greens and Fianna Fáil fought over equal treatment. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

This oral history has contributions from: Dermot Ahern Former minister for justice Dan Boyle Former Green Party TD and senator Suzy(...)

The big winners on the northside of Cork City are Sinn Féin who will gain a seat in Cork North East through newcomer Stephen Cunningham, who is vying with Workers’ Party veteran Cllr Ted Tynan to top the poll on about 20 per cent in the four-seater. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A recount and recheck in two Cork city wards have delayed the final result and the ultimate composition of the new 31 seat council, which looks set to(...)

Under the redevelopment plan, Páirc Uí Chaoimh will see its capacity increase from 43,500 to 45,000 people, with the existing covered South Stand (with a current capacity of 9,000) being replaced by a three-tier structure with a total capacity of 13,000. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Cork GAA has expressed hope that a €70 million plan to redevelop Páirc Uí Chaoimh into a 45,000-capacity stadium will clear any planning appeals after(...)

Full list of candidates Although Cork City Council was the only local authority area not to change in the constituency revision, this month’s loc(...)

About 28 per cent of those going forward for county or city council seats later this month for listed as non-party.

They come from the left, right and centre. Some are company directors. Many more are farmers. And a good number of this cohort of just over 2,000 peop(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has taken a gamble by standing in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

After about a year of entering government back in 2007 the Greens realised their status had changed from being coalition partners to being acce(...)