Ossian Smyth

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 Ossian Smyth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ossian Smyth (48) was first elected to represent the Green Party on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2014 and served as Cathaoirleach of the c(...)

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin ‘are sticking to the status quo’ on climate change, says Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said his party will “walk away” from any potential Government formation talks if larger parties do not fully commit (...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed interpretative centre and spa shows Booterstown bird sanctuary in the foreground.

Environmental groups have called on Dublin local authorities to reject developer Paddy McKillen jnr’s plans for a five-storey “biodiversity” centre at(...)

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Ccouncil needs to undertake about €10 million in ‘immediate works’ with priority to be given to ‘works which impact on health and safety’, particularly €1.6 million needed to fix the East Pier damaged during storm Emma last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

No Government funding has been provided to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to cover almost €40 million in debts from the town’s defunct harbour (...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

In a test at one property in Sutton, north Co Dublin, lead contamination was nearly 15 times over the legal limit considered safe to drink. File photograph: Getty

Only 71 households have availed of State grants to replace potentially harmful older lead pipes in their homes since the scheme was set up three years(...)

    The Land Development Agency is seeking a design team to develop 200 homes at Hacketstown in Skerries,  north Co Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire have voted to block the Land Development Agency (LDA) from taking over a site for up to 600 homes near Shankill in south (...)

Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Relatives of those who were on the RMS Leinster when it was sunk by a German submarine 100 years ago have visited the site of the sinking. The mail b(...)

Ossian Smyth, Green Party councillor and chair of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,  said the Mount Anville site cannot be sold without a “specific disposal motion” coming forward. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An attempt to keep a south Dublin site earmarked for Traveller accommodation from being sold has been voted down by councillors. At the monthly meeti(...)

Horse Racing Ireland owns two sites next to Leopardstown Racecourse that  jointly comprise about 18 hectares

Land in Leopardstown, south Co Dublin, which has become the State’s most valuable “vacant site”, could be used to build 1,000 social and affordable h(...)

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