Malcolm Noonan

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Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee: protocol only comes into effect if trade talks find no other way to avoid a hard border. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

The Government expects the UK to fulfil its obligations on the Irish protocol on the Brexit deal because it is international law, the Dáil has heard. (...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan had government formation discussions with the leaders of Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on Wednesday morning, and was due to meet with the Labour Party on Wednesday afternoon.  Photograph: Collins

The Green Party has not ruled out working with any party, and had “positive” meetings with a number of political leaders on Wednesday, Eamon Ryan has (...)

Malcolm Noonan spent 20 years as a community and environmental activist with Friends of the Earth.

Malcolm Noonan had leadership ambitions when in 2011 he contested the election to be Green Party boss. He later went on to contest the Carlow-Kilkenny(...)

Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Saoirse McHugh: she has a big personality, but a victory would still be a big deal. Photograph: Andrew Hamilton

In every election, there are surprises. Remember Moosajee Bhamjee, a psychiatrist who won a seat in Labour “Spring Tide” in 1992 in Clare? Saoirse Mc(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabouts of 6,000 pups per year was unknown. Image: iStock.

Ronan McGreevy The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabou(...)

Kilkenny councillors on Friday voted to exclude members of the public and the press from SPC meetings, which formulate policy. Photograph: iStock

There has been a call for a national approach on access to council meetings, after Kilkenny County Council voted to exclude public and press from all (...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

About 40 objections were lodged with Kilkenny County Council to plans for the mosque and cultural centre at Hebron industrial estate on the edge of Kilkenny city. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new mosque in Kilkenny city which attracted more than 1,000 signatures in opposition to(...)

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