Hard to swallow: The  Green Party school dinner policy is launched at Kevin Thornton’s restaurant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a glance, the Green Party idea that every student in the State should get at least one hot meal during the school day, as part of a campaign aimed (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer school.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has been criticised by the opposition for pulling out of a debate on Irish Water at the MacGill summer scho(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of Tuesday’s MacGill SummerSchool event due to a diary clash.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of a planned attendance on Tuesday at the MacGill Summer School due to a diary clash. Anti-wat(...)

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 (...)