Green Party leader Eamon Ryan before government-formation talks at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legal powers will be used to back demanding carbon emission cuts under the programme for government agreed between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Gree(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan before  at Government buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The initial reaction from most political quarters is that the Greens are the big winners in the deal for government with a new emphasis on sustainabil(...)