Eamon Ryan

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Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland: “Much of what Ireland is doing is damaging people, the economy or the environment.” Photograph: David Sleator

As one of the richest countries in the world, Ireland must do better and move faster than most to meet the UN sustainable development goals it has si(...)

Low water level at Blessington Lake. The effect of this extended dry spell are already being felt, particularly in Dublin where supply in some areas has been restricted to little more than a trickle from 10pm to 5am. Photograph: Tom Honan

It has taken a parched country for politicians in Leinster House to wake up to the precarious state of Ireland’s water resources. After one of the lon(...)

Low water levels at Blessington Lake. Photograph: Tom Honan

The days when water charges and the management of Ireland’s deteriorating water infrastructure were the most lethally combustible political issue for (...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has decided that the referendum on a woman’s place in the home will involve a straight deletion of the wording because it is too compli(...)

Cut hedgerow near Shillelagh in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The passing of a controversial Heritage Bill in the Dáil that will ease restrictions on the burning of heather and gorse and cutting back hedge-rows h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said media, ‘should not consider itself above criticism’. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A free press is as important as the parliamentary or courts system in a democracy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in response to controversy over his exp(...)

The Tánaiste took a swipe at Mary Lou McDonald (above) during Leaders’ Questions, calling out Sinn Féin for showing no interest after the last election when the country needed a government: “At least Fianna Fáil engaged.” File photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Like the rest of us, the Dáil is obsessed with the weather. Sure what else would TDs have been talking about after a weekend of high temperatures and(...)

Green party leader Eamon Ryan said Ireland’s reputation on environmental issues ‘is in the doghouse’ and added ‘I am sorry for insulting dogs’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael and the Independent Ministers in Government have been accused of having “one of the worst environmental records” in Irish politics and of “s(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

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