Clare O’Byrne: she says  a  lack of maternity leave is a “huge barrier” for women in politics. Photograph: Green Party website

A Green Party councillor who has resigned from her local authority seat has criticised the lack of maternity leave for women politicians. New mother (...)

‘If that was Fine Gael, Joe O’Brien would not be in position any more.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of a Government voting against its own legislation always sets nerves jangling; even more so when those involved are a party’s chief whip and (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “There were never going to be, nor could there have been, outright winners in these negotiations and clearly we did not get everything we sought.” File photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green TDs and Senators all gave their backing to the draft programme for government agreed between their three parties last(...)

 Simon Coveney and Paschal Donohoe greet Eamon Ryan  as he arrives for talks on government formation at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sometime around mid-April, in the first formal confirmation it might consider entering government, the Green Party sent 17 demands to Fine Gael and Fi(...)

Katherine Zappone congratulates John Lahart of Fianna Fáil who was elected in the Dublin southwest constituency. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone is bowing out of Irish politics after losing her seat in Dublin South West on Monday night. She lost out aft(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett holds a demonstration at the controversial co-living development on Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Solidarity deciding to contest the constituency of its former TD Paul Murphy, who left to form a new party last year, was a “hard call to make” People(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)