On the Campaign trail: Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil canvassing at Bray Dart Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In postcard pretty Avoca, Co Wicklow on a beautiful day in late spring, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne walks its sole street canvassing votes for the Eur(...)

The Rainbow Warrior was heading for the Mururoa Atoll in the south Pacific, where France was planning a series of nuclear tests. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/AFP/Getty Images

An apology by a French spy for the fatal bombing of a Greenpeace ship 30 years ago has been welcomed by an Irish crew member of the vessel. However, (...)

The Rainbow Warrior was heading for the Mururoa Atoll in the south Pacific, where France was planning a series of nuclear tests. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/AFP/Getty Images

A French secret service frogman who took part in the operation to sink Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior 30 years ago has spoken publicly for the fi(...)

Then: Grace O’Sullivan was on board the Greenpeace  ship when it was blown up in 1985

Grace O’Sullivan vividly remembers the first time she caught sight of Rainbow Warrior. “I was about 17, and I saw it in a port in the Netherlands,” sh(...)

Grace O’Sullivan on Tramore beach in Co Waterford. “As an Irish person and an environmental person I look towards Europe.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run fo(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has taken a gamble by standing in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

After about a year of entering government back in 2007 the Greens realised their status had changed from being coalition partners to being acce(...)