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 (...)

‘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(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “There were never going to be, nor could there have been, outright winners in these negotiations and clearly we did not get everything we sought.” File photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green TDs and Senators all gave their backing to the draft programme for government agreed between their three parties last(...)

 Simon Coveney and Paschal Donohoe greet Eamon Ryan  as he arrives for talks on government formation at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sometime around mid-April, in the first formal confirmation it might consider entering government, the Green Party sent 17 demands to Fine Gael and Fi(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘There will be a payment in terms of a wage subsidy in addition to the wage subsidy provided by Revenue, my department will top up the wages of staff.’ Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

The State will top up the wages up staff in the childcare sector to the maximum amount allowed under a coronavirus subsidy scheme, Minister for Childr(...)

Cllr Tom Brabazon (left) has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. He replaces his Fianna Fáil colleague Paul McAuliffe who was elected to Dáil Éireann earlier this month. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil councillor Tom Brabazon has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin to replace his party colleague Paul McAuliffe who won a Dáil seat two weeks (...)

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