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Former environment minister François de Rugy and his wife,  journalist Séverine Servat. Rugy resigned   following revelations by news website Mediapart about sumptuous private dinners paid for by public funds. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

A pile of giant red lobsters on a silver platter, surrounded by champagne bottles and glittering crystal, destroyed the career of environment minister(...)

Francois De Rugy with his     journalist wife Severine Servat: the environment minister quit following a week of reports   about his high spending on   dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

France’s environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster d(...)

Green Party member Saoirse McHugh, a candidate in the European elections,  has said she would leave the party if it entered coalition with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Green Party will hold its first major debate on joining a coalition government after the general election, when its national convention opens on S(...)

Devlin O’Brien (8) dumps food waste in a compost bin in the ‘outdoor classroom’ at St Clare’s Primary School in Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

If eight-year-old Ruth Labanyi was minister for the environment, she would destroy all plastic factories and clean up the oceans. “It’s very eas(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: had upped the stakes by stressing the “existential risk” involved in the elections. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

French president Emmanuel Macron’s defeat at the hands of Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National looked like a major setback on Sunday night. But in t(...)

Grace McManus “Representation is important. It’s not everything. I want to be there because I’m skilled and I have the knowledge and I have worked hard to be there.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last summer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made international headlines when she defeated a ten-term incumbent Congressman in the Democratic primary for Ne(...)

The DUP’s first openly gay candidate, Alison Bennington, celebrates after winning a seat at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph: Dave Pettard/PA Wire

Counting has resumed for a second day in Northern Ireland following the local government elections. Around a third of the 462 seats will be filled to(...)

The Government is currently considering numerous schemes to ensure the overall tax take from motoring does not drop significantly as a result of moves to lower emission vehicles. File photograph: Bloomberg

Rural drivers could be forced to pay higher levies than urban motorists if the proposed plan to tax the distance travelled by cars is introduced, an A(...)

One of the Big Belly bins in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin city centre is to get 800 solar-powered “compactor” bins, which could reduce the number of on-street rubbish bins by 20 per cent, according to (...)

China has banned the importation of recyclable material including most categories of plastic from January 1st. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Government should move decisively to see off a likely recycling waste crisis brought on by China banning importation of recyclable material includ(...)

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