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(...)

Deputy Catherine Martin accused the Government of ‘shamefully using administrative manoeuvres to block progress’. Photograph: iStock

Irish people use and dispose of 200 million coffee cups every year and 210,000 tonnes of plastic only 40 per cent of which is recycled, the Dáil has h(...)

The helpline will be required to provide people with information on what behaviour constitutes bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to set up a helpline for employees and political party staff to deal with bullying or sexual harassment in Leinster House. The Hous(...)

Leinster captain  Sene Naoupu celebrates with the her team-mates after winning the interprovincial championship at Donnybrook on Saturday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The women’s interprovincial championship had another nail-biting finish on Saturday night as Leinster regained the title thanks to a dramatic 14-all d(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin TD said it was a positive step that civil servants were receiving training in ‘unconscious bias’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Staff across Government departments are receiving “unconscious bias” training, to help them avoid making decisions based on gender, class, race, or ot(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said advertorials for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – in national and regional newspapers and online media for five days last month cost €384,372. FIle photograph: Getty Images

Cinema and newspaper advertising costs for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – was almost €500,000, final figures hav(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin, former minister Councillor Ciaran Cuffe and party leader Eamon Ryan pictured in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Green Party/Twitter

The Green Party has ratcheted up its criticism of the Government’s policies on climate change, ethics and sustainability at its national conference in(...)

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