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Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to ‘a pretty rocky start.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to “a pretty rocky start” and there has been “a lot of unforced errors that could have been (...)

‘If that was Fine Gael, Joe O’Brien would not be in position any more.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of a Government voting against its own legislation always sets nerves jangling; even more so when those involved are a party’s chief whip and (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “You cannot abstain if you’re in Government. It weakens our strength, it weakens Government, it doesn’t work.”   Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said his decision to remove the speaking rights of a party TD and Minister of State was “sufficient” punishment afte(...)

(From left) Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and First Minister Arlene Foster at a press confrerence at Dublin Castle for the first summit of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) since before Northern Ireland’s powersharing administration collapsed. Photograph: PA

A plan to ensure that information in passenger locator forms for those flying into Ireland are shared more effectively between North and South was dis(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The duration of the loss of speaking rights for two Green Party TDs for failing to vote with the Government in the Dáil on Thursday, includes the Dáil(...)

 Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance after she voted on Thursday against the Government on a new Bill dealing with(...)

Dara Calleary, Minister for Agriculture arriving  for his first Cabinet meeting in that role. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first few months for this new Coalition has been simply remarkable with almost every week bringing a ne(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking in the Dáil sitting in Dublin's Convention Centre. File photograph: Oireachtas TV screenshot

Each of the three Government parties has had an eventful time since the election on February 8th, and arguably none more than the Greens. In the wake(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan who has resigned as party chief whip after voting against the Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is scrambling to respond this evening after one of their TDs voted against a Government Bill while one of their Ministers of State abs(...)

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