The support given to Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu by party deputy leader Catherine Martin has elevated the row into a threat to Eamon Ryan’s leadership of the Green Party. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Green Party started last week on a high with the publication of the Climate Action Bill, its most notable achievement since entering Government. B(...)

Thomas Byrne, TD for Meath East, was disgusted. It’s bad enough to be compared to Cromwell in Dáil Éireann, but to make such an accusation to “someone born and reared in Drogheda” is particularly “outrageous”, he howled. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Unfortunately the Dáil sat on Wednesday, forcing political observers to drag themselves away from Eat Yer Greens, the political soap opera providing e(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu:   running in the Seanad byelections as an Independent  despite the Green Party voting not to nominate a candidate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has declined to say if Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu can remain as chairwoman of the party following her decision to run i(...)

Dublin South-Central TD Patrick Costello said he took the challenge on foot of legal advice that ratifying the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) may give rise to constitutional issues.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Green Party TD who has taken a High Court challenge to a trade agreement between Canada and the EU has told party colleagues he will consider the re(...)

Patrick Costello, TD for Dublin South Central, signing the roll for the 33rd Dáil, with Hazel Chu and their daughter Alexandra.

The journey to motherhood was complicated from the get-go for Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. “It was hard to decide to have a baby, but then th(...)

‘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 (...)

Hazel Chu, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hazel Chu is the first person of colour to be elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. For the city, she wants to ‘make a difference’. For her party, she want(...)

Hazel Chu (centre) becomes Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Michael Pidgeon

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, at a vote of Dublin City Council in the Mansion House on Monday evening. Ms Chu wa(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “I don’t believe it would be possible or in the national interest to go into another prolonged negotiation process”

Supporters and opponents of the proposed coalition deal in the Green Party engaged in intensive campaigning over the weekend, with both sides expectin(...)

Clare Bailey MLA has  joined the three Green TDs who are opposed to the draft programme for government – Francis Duffy, Patrick Costello and Neasa Hourigan – and a number of other prominent members to make a statement on it.

The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has become the latest high-profile member on the island to state her opposition to the draft progra(...)

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