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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has backed calls for an appeal to the European Commission’s ruling on Apple’s tax affairs. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were sharp divisions between the two main Opposition parties over the European Commission’s ruling that Apple had an illegal arrangement with au(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

Senator Paul Coghlan, chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee: said  there were so few police on the ground in south Armagh that those involved in the illegal trade could “carry on regardless”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A shortage of police resources in south Co Armagh is hindering the fight against fuel smuggling, a Fine Gael senator has claimed. Paul Coghlan, chai(...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. It wants to introduce its new rules on January 1st

Ulster Bank has told the Central Bank that borrowers should be required to have a deposit of just 10 per cent if looking for a mortgage of up to €5(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has condemned an alleged racist incident against Green Party local election candidate in Monaghan, Grazvydas Vaitekunas. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local referendums should be provided for major transport infrastructure and redevelopments, the Green Party has suggested. Launching their loca(...)

 Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan says  Labour was “completely fixated with privatisation” and had made a remarkable journey from its “Marxist and Maoist” principles. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Green Party signed the troika agreement on the potential sale of State assets because it expected the Labour Party would not follow through with p(...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

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