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(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has refused to confirm media reports that he intends to target Fine Gael second seats, in constituencies where Fin(...)

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(...)

Micheál Martin delivered his best stump speech since become leader five years ago, more memorable for its tone than its content.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So is it now all smelling of roses for Fianna Fáil or can we detect a slight whiff of cordite still lingering in the air? Has the mercury risen so muc(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “We are in a row with RTÉ. Like the Government, their criteria for inclusion are rooted in the past.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised RTÉ for refusing to allow him to participate in the seven-leader debate it plans to host during the gener(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of his party’s election advertising campaign which has been described as a negative effort. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Negative campaigning is not a new phenomenon in Irish politics. Three decades ago Fianna Fáil launched a billboard campaign against the ruling coalit(...)

Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Ann Phelan: Labour needs ‘real numbers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of Labour TDs, including a Minister of State, has said the party should not re-enter a coalition with Fine Gael after the election if it does (...)

Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Photograph: Andrea Hayward/EPA

Australian opposition politicians on Monday demanded that the government disclose the extent of destruction caused by ongoing riots at a controversial(...)

The Bord na Móna Endenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: : Niall Carson/PA Wire

The High Court’s decision to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of Bord Na Móna’s (BNM) Edenderry plant represents a major setba(...)