At 11 per cent (770,000 hectares), Ireland has one of the lowest levels of forest cover in Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson

A fundamental shift in forestry policy proposed by the Green Party, away from heavy reliance on conifers towards a focus on native woodlands, is likel(...)

Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

Green Party member Saoirse McHugh, a candidate in the European elections,  has said she would leave the party if it entered coalition with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Green Party will hold its first major debate on joining a coalition government after the general election, when its national convention opens on S(...)

Prof Dan Siegel (left), Senator Frances Black, Mary Lovegrove and Michael Griffith from Mindful Nation Ireland, and UK MP Chris Ruane

It seems like a big ask – expecting politicians to set aside daily time to meditate so that they can focus better on the multiple demands on their att(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

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(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Green Party councillor David Healy, local election Green Party candidate Dr Seamus McMenamin, deputy leader Catherine Martin, and leader Eamon Ryan at the Oireachtas.

A Bill that would require landlords to test their property for radon gas and make them to take action if it is detected is to be brought before the Oi(...)

Olivia Buckley is expected to to run for Fianna Fáil in the Dublin Rathdown constituency Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is lining up a former spokeswoman for Bertie Ahern to stand for the party in Dublin Rathdown. Olivia Buckley is expected to fill a void l(...)

The Green Party’s Catherine Martin made quiet history on Thursday by becoming the first woman TD to speak in the House of Commons

Over on the mainland (Europe), EU leaders are growing sick, sore and tired of the Brexit talks process. When will it all end? Martyn Selmayr, controve(...)

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