Two dozen members of the Green Party staged a silent protest outside the US embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Taoiseach Enda Kenny risks embarrassing himself if he visits US president Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has stated. (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with Catherine Martin TD and Senator Grace O’Sullivan: Martin said “there is a duty on Government to protect its people against incompetent rogue cowboy builders”. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Rogue developers who build defective homes “should never be allowed to build again”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. He said an independent i(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin came up with the idea for a formal caucus of women  TDs and Senators after her election to the Dáil last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

A formal women’s caucus is being established in the Oireachtas to give TDs and Senators a forum and a vehicle to advance issues. It is the first ti(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithí in Ballinteer this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for the week after a fire on Monday morning “extensively damaged” the south Dublin Ga(...)

Louise O’Reilly, Catherine Martin, Kate O’Connell, Norah Casey, Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher, Fiona O’Loughlin  and Ivana Bacik at the Women for Election event.  Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The outcome of the general election was a vindication of the introduction of gender quotas, a seminar on women in politics was told on Thursday night.(...)

The Islamic Cultural Centre in  Clonskeagh: the centre had “provided strong leadership over many years”, said Minister David Stanton. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has been praised for exploring “new ways to embed a culture of respect for diversity” in Ireland, w(...)

Catherine Martin: called on the Minister to accept the “urgent need to have a contingency plan in place”

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has called for a guarantee that Junior Certificate students will not lose out on marking if the ASTI teach(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance’s Ruth Coppinger said there was a clear consensus that legislation needed to be changed.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Campaigners are expecting 20,000 people to march in favour of repealing the eighth amendment this weekend. Michali Hyams from the Abortion Rights Ca(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, at their home in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The continued detention of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa without trial in a Cairo prison was described as “scandalous” as he marked three years in jail on(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “I met the Egyptian ambassador but I regret to say I took nothing from that meeting that could give confidence or hope”

Calls have been made for the Government to consider the suspension of diplomatic relations with Egypt and trade restrictions, because of the ongoing (...)

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