Hazel Chu

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The Bernard Shaw pub and music venue on Dublin’s Richmond Street South. ThPhotograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dublin’s culture and character are being replaced with “homogenous hotels and chain restaurants” and the capital faces a “cultural crisis”, a group of(...)

Last year, Dublin City Council  recorded revenue of €27.9 million from parking fees and a further €3.2 million in clamp release fees. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 130 motorists on average are having their vehicles clamped each day in Dublin city. Figures provided by Dublin City Council show a total of 23(...)

Rival protesters confront each other outside  Google’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Gardaí kept rival protesters apart at a demonstration outside Google headquarters in Dublin on Saturday. Anti-racism campaigners staged a Say No To H(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae jnr takes a break from canvassing to visit his grandfather Jackie’s grave in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hazel Chu, Green Party ‘Would I run for the Dáil? You sound like my mother’ Hazel Chu, the new Green Party councillor for Dublin City’s Pembroke War(...)

Green Party candidate Ciarán Cuffe topped the poll in  the Dublin European constituency. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Green wave, the Green tsunami, the Green surge: the headlines wrote themselves. Green Party candidates had their best ever day in an Irish electio(...)

Green Party winners Patrick Costello and Hazel Chu with their daughter Alex in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A tearful Hazel Chu clear was clearly taken aback by her poll-toppling election result in Dublin city’s Pembroke ward. Not only was she the first Gr(...)

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(...)

Hazel Chu of the Green Party: ‘No matter what I do I will never be Irish to some people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Candidates running in the upcoming local elections from immigrant backgrounds have described receiving racist messages online, experiencing anti-immig(...)

Ireland has some of the most effective laws for limiting campaign expenditure in the western world, according to a senior Fianna Fáil figure. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Alan Kinsella began collecting political posters during the 1982 general election, encouraged by a hand-written note from Labour’s Barry Desmond. Near(...)

Yomiko Chen Conway, from Dublin, with a Chinese dragon at the launch of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As two weeks of Chinese New Year celebrations draws to a close, I can’t help but wonder what it means to be Chinese in Ireland these days and the cost(...)