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A file image of Green party MEP Ciarán Cuffe who said he had hoped the property reforms would not make a distinction between houses and apartments. Photograph: The Irish Times

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe has said he is “disappointed” with the outcome of Government reforms on housing, and that some of his colleagues in the O(...)

Fine Gael TD Michael Creed said it was ‘entirely unacceptable’  that the most senior official in the Department of Health  contacted RTÉ about the programme. File photograph: Tom Honan

A former government minister has accused secretary general of the Department of Health Robert Watt of a “gross abuse of position” in attempting to “ga(...)

Hazel Chu was endorsed by several Green Party politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has signed nomination papers for Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu whose nomination for the Seanad the party h(...)

The Land Development Agency will undertake strategic land assembly. File photograph: Getty

There are more bankers on the board of the Land Development Agency (LDA) than there are women, the Dáil has been told. Green Party finance spokeswoma(...)

 Darragh O’Brien: he said  he gave “clear directions” in writing last month that “local connection” must not be a barrier to getting a bed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Homeless people, including those fleeing domestic abuse, are still being turned away from emergency accommodation in Dublin, the Dáil has been told. (...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

International standards dictate that every child in such a unit should have 16 sq m of space, but in the Rotunda there is just 5 sq m available. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has been warned of an “urgent and serious need” to address overcrowding in the neo-natal unit of the busiest maternity hospital in Euro(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan says she does not think the CETA deal is compatible with the Programme for Government. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A contentious vote on an EU-Canada free trade deal will be deferred until the New Year after two Green Party TDs indicated they would not vote with th(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  was able to announce significant increases in funding for the child agency Tusla, and also for direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The budget, one that deeply involved the Green Party, is probably the greenest in recent history but that is an unsurprising element of an extraordina(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: He appeared in person before the Oireachtas committee after sound quality issues on his virtual link. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland can learn lessons from the success of Kurzarbeit, Germany’s short-time work scheme, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Oireachtas b(...)

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