Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “If we do take the Yes vote for granted we risk losing it”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taking a Yes vote for granted in the upcoming marriage equality referendum will not see a positive result for the government, the leader of the Green (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Cliodhna O’Connor: the two-times All Star  has announced her retirement from the intercounty team. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday Dublin travel to CIT for their seventh-round NFL clash with their old rivals Cork knowing that in order to reach the competitions knockout s(...)

Rebuilding the party

The Green Party faces significant challenges in terms of funding, organisation and a restoration of public confidence. Having entered government with (...)

Were the Government to go ahead with its proposal to “list” Ireland’s Six Nations games for free-to-air terrestrial television, IRFU officials fear(...)

Proposals by Minister for Communications Alex White to designate the Six Nations rugby championship free-to-air on TV will be resisted by Fine Gael Ministers, according to party sources.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Proposals by Minister for Communications Alex White to designate the Six Nations rugby championship free-to-air on TV will be resisted by Fine Gael Mi(...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

David Staunton: “Ecotherapy takes into account the feelings of loss, hopelessness and denial that many of us are living with due to the gross injustices – climate change, pollution, the mass extinction of birds, animals and plants – that nature and our planet experience”

‘Ecopsychology” is part of the solution to climate-change denial and inaction on global warming, according to David Staunton, an “ecopsychologist” (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: “For too long, energy has been exempt from the fundamental freedoms of our union.”

A new EU strategy on energy has proposed more electricity interconnections between countries, more focus on renewable energy and a tougher negotiatin(...)

Ireland imports nine tenths of its energy needs – one of the highest rates in Europe – and therefore both price and security of supply of oil and gas (...)