Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “Our neighbours have been set much more ambitious 2030 targets and they will lead the transition to this new clean economy. We will miss out”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland looks set to secure a more lenient emissions reduction target as part of the next EU climate deal, primarily to reflect the State’s high depe(...)

“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(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Mr Ryan has criticised the ESB following the news that it is to retain two major turf-fired power plants after 2019, despite expectations that the plants would close during that year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The ESB is planning to retain its two major turf-fired electricity generation plants in the midlands after 2019, despite expectations that they would (...)

Supporters of the Yes campaign walk their dogs at the Hounds for Love event in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of the No posters erected during the same-sex marriage referendum campaign are “sad and demeaning”, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said.Ms Burton and (...)

Eamon Ryan said the ECB used a media campaign to push Ireland into accepting a bailout deal.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has insisted the European Central Bank pushed Ireland into a bailout programme.Mr Ryan said evidence from the former Pre(...)

Dogs and their masters take part in Hounds for Love: a stroll for from Sandymount to the Merrion Gates in support of the Yes Equality Campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times  0:45

Tánaiste Joan Burton has claimed some of the posters deployed by the No campaign are “sad and demeaning”.The Labour leader launched her party’s Make I(...)

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(...)