Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: will confirm her intention not to contest the forthcoming party selection convention for the Dublin-Rathdown constituency today. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael veteran Olivia Mitchell is to announce her retirement from politics today. Ms Mitchell will confirm her intention not to contest the forthc(...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

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(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in september 2010,  when he was minister for communications, energy and natural resources, arriving at Government Buildings for a cabinet meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller

A quip made famous by the late Con Houlihan perfectly, if cruelly, describes the current status of the Green Party. A reporter with notions had left t(...)

We worry too much about the faithfulness of adaptations. If the folk who made Forbidden Planet (...)

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