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Senator Alice-Mary Higgins: ‘It was clear that the draft Climate Bill did not reflect the ambition or urgency demanded by civil society.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The Oireachtas Climate Committee has recommended the Climate Bill be significantly strengthened to include a national ban on importing fracked gas, a (...)

The Government has put various measures in to try and de-fang the Nphet suggestions before they come to Cabinet. File photograph of Nphet chairman Dr Tony Holohan: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As recently as 10 days ago, the number of new Covid-19 cases being diagnosed was collapsing, seemingly clearing the way for a smooth exit from Level 5(...)

An impression of the proposed development in Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Serious concern has been expressed by Dublin City Council planners about the size of bedrooms in a 100-bed co-living development in Donnybrook, Dublin(...)

Cllr Lorna Bogue   said she had pointed out the need for institutional change in the party.

Green Party councillor Lorna Bogue has resigned from the party citing the Government’s handling of issues around the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to ‘a pretty rocky start.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to “a pretty rocky start” and there has been “a lot of unforced errors that could have been (...)

Ireland has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation (SACs). It h(...)

“In all of the confusion and the bluster and the PR spin, Irish consumers and holidaymakers, many of whom have already spent thousands of euro on overseas holidays they may or may not be in a position to take, have been effectively thrown under the bus – and not just the once.” File photograph: Getty

So incensed was Simon Harris by a contributor to Morning Ireland on Wednesday that he took to Twitter to tell the world he felt like shouting at the r(...)

 Eoghan Murphy is expected to take up a position which will link the Fine Gael party organisation and the parliamentary party. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is not expected to be a senior or junior minister in a new coalition government between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and (...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

 Marcella Corcoran Kennedy: she said Mr Varadkar told her he wished he could retain her, but there were not enough jobs and he needed to make room for his supporters

The insistence of the Government spokesman that all Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s ministerial appointments were based on merit was “very offensive”, one of(...)

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