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Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government has strongly defended its climate action plan at the first of a series of town hall meetings on climate change amid claims the plan is (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: It has taken 10 years for the statute of limitations on past failures to  come into force. The party cannot blow this second chance. Photograph:  Aoife Moore/PA

So, rumours of the return of normal Irish politics turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. The great crash of 2008 shattered the familiar template (...)

Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Greens were glowing. Positively radiant, having just been swept from the ranks of the unappreciated right to the top of the eligibility league. (...)

The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

Audit your credit cards and work out how much they are costing you every month.

Spring has well and truly sprung now and not before time. The good news is the financial hangover caused by Christmas has, we hope, lifted and the pen(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish television production companies are urging new Minister for Communications Richard Bruton to move forward on licence fee reform, saying the Iris(...)

 Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent said it was an amazing day. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From one ministry to another, former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent completed his latest journey in life on Saturday evening at Christ Church Cathe(...)

Poolbeg incinerator: Covanta says there is no long-term plan to import waste. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is one irrefutable assertion that applies to large, modern incinerators: they are ferocious consumers of raw materials. In the case of Covanta’s(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Government’s Audiovisual Action Plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has launched a €200 million plan aimed at doubling employment in the audiovisual industry in five years. Ireland will become a global (...)

 Eoghan Murphy says he is waiting for advice from the Attorney General before considering the report in full.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A report by a senior counsel into alleged planning corruption in Co Donegal remains unpublished almost a year after being submitted to the Minister fo(...)

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