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Differences of opinion in Coalition are surfacing, says Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan,  but are being worked through collectively. ‘It has steadied down.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

The industrial policies pursued by Seán Lemass and TK Whitaker in the late 1950s and early 1960s changed Ireland to its core. Green Party leader and M(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

The local property tax is by its design progressive – the more your house is worth, the more you pay. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since the local property tax was introduced in 2013, councillors have had the power to raise or lower the rate by 15 per cent. Each year Dublin City C(...)

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin and Catherine Heaney, chair of the National Museum of Ireland, at the launch of the ‘Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage’ exhibition. Photograph: Julien Behal

Every Covid cloud has a silver lining, even if it is hard to find. One good thing to come from this pandemic is the disappearance of the annual party(...)

It is understood Green Party Deputy leader Catherine Martin will be writing to the wider party membership in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has promised “unity of purpose” and improvements to the party’s governance and communications following a b(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle for a Cabinet meeting in June.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seldom has a government taken office in more trying circumstances. The three-party coalition assumed power in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandem(...)

Located on the east coast of England, Sizewell C is to contain two reactor units generating 3,340MW of power, enough for about six million homes. Stock image: iStock

The Government has said it is satisfied a proposed €22.5 billion nuclear power plant in the UK does not pose a threat to Ireland. The Irish public h(...)

EY report found ‘no significant change in those planning to keep cutting or to stay frugal’. Photograph: iStock

When it is eventually broadcast, RTÉ’s Reeling in the Years for 2020 will be as terrifying as it is depressing, and so long that it will most likely h(...)

Eamon Ryan said there was a lack of transparency around Phil Hogan’s movements around Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said the Government had lost confidence in EU Commissioner Phil Hogan because of the lack of immediate transparency (...)

 Minister for Justice  Helen McEntee. File photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has urged the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) to “act urgently” after the appearance of one of its(...)

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