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Donegal councillors have written to Micheál Martin to express concerns about entering coalition with Fine Gael.  File photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil councillors in Donegal have written to party leader Micheál Martin expressing their opposition to any coalition with Fine Gael and the Gre(...)

‘A separate reduction target for methane could be a good idea.’ Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

The Green Party has sought a commitment of a 7 per cent reduction in carbon emissions annually as a precondition for entering talks on government form(...)

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan with TD Malcolm Noonan during a Green Party press briefing at Leinster House last week. Photograph: Collins

The Green Party is to enter negotiations on a programme for government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. The Greens held a parliamentary party meeting(...)

Can the Greens trust Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? The answer that many Green members and activists will reflexively give to this question is: no. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The Green Party is in the midst of a difficult and often emotive debate with itself on the question of coalition with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. The t(...)

The Green Party met to discuss the text of a letter outlining its response of the two bigger parties.

To cut carbon emissions by 7 per cent annually as demanded by the Greens if they are to enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, “will require(...)

Renewable gas has great potential in displacing oil and natural gas for heating and transport and struggles to have its role recognised.

The Green Party has announced that a red line for entering into government is a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 7 per cent(...)

Sherry FitzGerald chairman Mark FitzGerald: “I’d say let’s prioritise the building . . . the retrofitting may have to wait. It would be ideal if we could do both but I’m not sure where we’d get the construction workers.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chairman of Ireland’s biggest estate agent believes that the next government should focus its housing strategy on building new homes, rather than (...)

Labour Party TD Alan Kelly at Leinster House. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A joint letter from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on government formation was sent to the Green Party on Tuesday evening. It is understood the letter wil(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has acknowledged that we can borrow very cheaply to spend more now, but at some stage the cost of borrowing could rise, potentially quite suddenly and significantly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The nine scariest words in the English language, former US president Ronald Reagan declared in 1986, were: “I’m from the government and I’m here to he(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan at Leinster House in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party may meet next week to discuss government formation, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Var(...)

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