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Ciaran Cuffe of the Green Party at the Dublin count centre for the European elections at the RDS in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The clear message from the impressive showing by the Green Party in the European and local elections is that voters are now ready for decisive action (...)

Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party MEP candidate, has been bringing her dog Olive for walks to try to cope with the stress of unexpectedly coming third i(...)

Dún Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett: “I think realistically once Clare Daly ran it was always [the case] that she was going to take the left vote...” Photograph: James Forde

After a weekend of peaks and troughs for the Greens and Sinn Féin, another group of politicians and activists who will be licking their wounds over th(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

Leo Varadkar on Fine Gael’s performance: “It was less than we had expected or hoped for, quite frankly”. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Deputy Political Editor Some in Fine Gael gamely attempted to talk up the party’s performance in the local elections on Sunday as the numbers came int(...)

Australia’s newly elected prime minister Scott Morrison: the Liberal-National coalition has been returned to power with 78 MPs.  Photograph: Saeed Khan

The question everyone in Australia with any interest in politics is asking is this: how did the pollsters get it so wrong? As counting of votes in th(...)

Eamon Ryan at the local and European election count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Collins

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said he anticipates a “rainbow coalition with a range of different parties” in local government. Speaking as local(...)

Green Party Ciaran Cuffe congratulates Hazel Chu  at the Dublin count centre in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Election surges have happened before, but this time it is different. The Greens have more than quadrupled their number of council seats, have got back(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the City West convention centre in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the public have sent a “clear message” by electing more Green Party candidates that they want the Government to do “mo(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and European candidate Ciarán Cuffe during counting in the local and European elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Back in 1991, the Greens had an unexpected election in Dublin, winning seats they had never thought possible. Sadhbh O’Neill, then a 21-year-old stude(...)

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