Former minister for climate action Richard Bruton (Fine Gael) said for the first time carbon budgets were being introduced with binding targets. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Claims that the Government’s Climate Action Bill is “full of loose language” and fails to incorpor(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin arrives for talks on government formation at Government Buildings on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were times when some of the participants in the long-running negotiations between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens thought the process was (...)

 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(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: Some Green sources say he has had  huge support since an issue around leadership arose. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Restrictions on the amount of solar panels which can be placed on the roofs of homes and businesses will be significantly eased under plans to increas(...)

Noel Grealish could find himself in a close battle to hold his Dáil seat in Galway West with the Social Democrats and the Greens firmly in contention in the constituency, an opinion poll suggests. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Noel Grealish could find himself in a close battle to hold his Dáil seat in Galway West with the Social Democrats and the Greens firmly in contention (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and European candidate Ciarán Cuffe during counting in the local and European elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Back in 1991, the Greens had an unexpected election in Dublin, winning seats they had never thought possible. Sadhbh O’Neill, then a 21-year-old stude(...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (11) and Cara (8), who learn through play in the kitchen of their home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Children undoubtedly learn from their parents but very few of us will devote time and energy to taking on the mammoth task of educating the next gener(...)

The university where tragic Karen Buckley began her nursing studies is remembering a popular graduate whose “main aim in life was to help people”.

The university where tragic Karen Buckley began her nursing studies is remembering a popular graduate whose “main aim in life was to help people”.A c(...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (6) and Caragh (3) at their home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

‘Mum, I don’t want to go to school!” We’ve all heard it at some stage. However, when Pauline O’Reilly’s young son Finn made the announcement, s(...)