The Green Party says that exclusion of their leader, Eamon Ryan, from an RTÉ leaders’ debate breaches democratic values and RTÉ’s public service obligations. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The High Court has fixed Thursday to hear the Green Party’s legal challenge to RTÉ. The Green Party is taking RTÉ to the High Court over its decisio(...)

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s politics and government specialist, said: ‘We’ve seen previously in other countries that conversation on Facebook has increased voter turnout.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Health is the number one general election issue Irish people are talking about on Facebook, according to new figures released today. Facebook, which(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “Fine Gael is not taking into account pay rises and social welfare.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Green Party has become the first political party to say it would stick to the limits set out by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council for spending ove(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

 Green Party  leader  Eamon Ryan with  Ian Noel Smith, Ciarán Cuffe  and  Claire Byrne, taking part in a “vacant sites cycle” on City Quay  to highlight the volume of derelict, abandoned and unused property in the city centre.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s vacant sites offer the solution to the lack of housing in the city centre, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said. The party is calling for (...)

Contractors dismantle an illegally installed section of the Corrib gas pipeline, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Corrib gas project is a template for “how not to undertake a development”, according to a new planning approach published by the British Instituti(...)

The Green Party, led by former minister Eamon Ryan, has lodged a formal complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over RTÉ’s decision to exclude it from general election leaders’ debates. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Green Party has lodged a formal complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over RTÉ’s decision to exclude it from general election leade(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s ardfheis, at Citywest in Dublin: “There will be no auction politics, no uncommitted promises.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first major clash of the election campaign has been sparked by a Fianna Fáil proposal to have its promises to the electorate independently costed.(...)