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The draft programme for government contains ‘interesting stuff’ for the media, says the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Photograph: iStock.

Who wants to be Minister for Media? The job that most Irish media organisations would like to see advertised might not ever come into existence, thoug(...)

Eamon Ryan: the 57-year-old Dubliner, who lives in Clonskeagh, has led the Green Party over the past 12 months to its greatest results. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Eamon Ryan is not a regular smoker, but – in the years when he was rebuilding the Green Party with no money, staff, or even salary for himself – he to(...)

Flawless foundation: former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The important task of stockpiling ammunition ahead of the general election is underway in earnest in the main parties. Goggle-eyed junior assistants (...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley are being investigated over a series of votes last week. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley could each face a 30-day suspension from the Dáil if they are found to have breached voting rules by th(...)

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(...)

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