Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dalkey Tidy Towns committee has said it will “remove and destroy” any election posters put up in the south Co Dublin suburb. The message to polit(...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

 The  carbon tax rate currently amounts to about 5 cent on a litre of diesel or around €2.40 on a 40kg bag of coal. Even doubling the rate, the ESRI said, would only increase diesel prices by about 7%. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Ireland has to increase tax on carbon – by a lot and over a sustained period. Our greenhouse gas emissions are way above target and we will soon start(...)

Border Poll

All my life, elections in Northern Ireland have been derided as proxy Border polls. So-called right-thinking people have pleaded and hoped for the gre(...)

Oireachtas report calls for legislation to  to limit emissions. Photograph: Getty

An all-party committee has delivered a mandate “for this and future governments” to implement a range of actions to address the threat of climate brea(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Fire Brigade’s fleet is “absolutely sub-standard” and constitutes a danger to the public, an Oireachtas committee has been told. People before(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar has welcomed as ‘timely’ efforts in Westminster to reach a Brexit compromise. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed as “timely” efforts in Westminster to reach a Brexit compromise, but he expressed doubt that British Labour Party (...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

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