Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Before breakfast, with a ballot box yet to be opened, The National Interest was taken down from the mantelpiece and dusted off. This most precious of(...)

Green Party members (from left)  Roderic O’Gorman, chairman; Eamon Ryan leader and Cllr Catherine Martin, deputy leader. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Green party leader Eamon Ryan has appealed to the electorate to come out and vote in the general election and “don’t give up on politics”. Speaking a(...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

RTÉ’s exclusion of Green Party leader Eamon Ryan from two party leaders’ debates to be broadcast later this month is fundamentally ‘unfair, undemocratic and unconstitutional’, the High Court has been told. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

RTÉ’s failure to include Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in two party leaders’ debates to be broadcast ahead of this month’s election is fundamentally “(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “Fine Gael is not taking into account pay rises and social welfare.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Green Party has become the first political party to say it would stick to the limits set out by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council for spending ove(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “We are in a row with RTÉ. Like the Government, their criteria for inclusion are rooted in the past.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has criticised RTÉ for refusing to allow him to participate in the seven-leader debate it plans to host during the gener(...)

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