Saoirse McHugh said that a “true Green New Deal recognises that action to combat climate change will not be successful unless it simultaneously ushers in social and economic reforms that will distribute opportunity more fairly and tackle inequality”. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The programme for government does not offer a Green New Deal, but a “greener business as usual” according to Green Party general election candidate Sa(...)

Julie O'Donoghue (centre) canvassing with Kieran O'Donovan, Aidan Casey, Julie O'Donoghue, Maria Casey and Stephanie Browne during the general election in February 2020.

Julie O’Donoghue has spent much of the week reading and rereading the programme for government document negotiated by some of her Green Party colleagu(...)

In Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice took the first seat on the first count, exceeding the quota by 1,637 first preferences, increasing his vote by more than 7 per cent on the last general election.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The final seat in the Roscommon-Galway constituency was filled shortly after 1pm on Monday afternoon following the sixth and final count at the Dr Hyd(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Terry Leyden, a No campaigner: “The Yes campaign was very effective,” he said, adding  he was not surprised by the Yes vote’s victory.

International media had descended on Roscommon Town in the past few weeks, with many expecting the constituency to deliver a No vote in the abortion r(...)