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Eamon Ryan: ‘Stop-start policies will not work’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has set his party on a firm path to coalition after the next election by saying it “must be open and prepared to enter g(...)

Reforms could lead to a 300-fold increase in the maximum stake allowed for slot machines. File photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

Reforms of a 50-year-old gaming Bill currently before the Oireachtas could lead to a 300-fold increase in the maximum stake allowed for slot machines.(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton arriving at TU Dublin in Grangegorman with members of the Cabinet to announce details of Climate Action Plan 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has outlined a highly ambitious plan to cut Irish carbon emissions on a sustained basis up to 2030, which will be backed by annual incr(...)

Moneypoint generating station. The plan confirms that the coal-fuelled power station is due to close by 2025. Photograph:  Neil Warner for ESB

The Government will “nudge people and businesses to change behaviour” in a bid to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions in an ambitious pr(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and European candidate Ciarán Cuffe during counting in the local and European elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Back in 1991, the Greens had an unexpected election in Dublin, winning seats they had never thought possible. Sadhbh O’Neill, then a 21-year-old stude(...)

  Housing  group Raise the Roof  has  morphed into a national campaign. Yet while the housing crisis has worsened,  the crowd expected at Saturday’s march in Dublin will not approach the 100,000 seen during the anti-water charges campaign

In the latter half of 2014, Irish politics was dominated by water charges. Right 2 Water, a campaign group, drew hundreds of thousands of people on to(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is among the advocates for the broadband plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Major value-for-money reports on the National Broadband Plan consistently overestimated by €1 billion costs facing the operator. The error in the cos(...)

Over the next seven years, 147,000km of fibre will be strung on existing Eir-owned poles, said Minister for Communications Richard Bruton in the Dáil. File photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that giving a company such as the ESB responsibility to deliver high-speed broadband “won’t work as quickly and co(...)

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