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(...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Siptu president Jack O’Connor, Mindy O’Brien of Voice and Roderic O’Gorman of the Green Party at the seminar in the Mansion House in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The manner in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was treated by some anti-water charge protesters in Tallaght at the weekend was “totally unacceptable”, Green(...)

 Ruth Coppinger  during an anti-austerity protest: got 21.1%  of the vote at the 2011 byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to byelections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with voters giving gove(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger (right)  will expect to be in the running for the vacated seat. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to by-elections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with votes giving governments mid-term kicks or giving a chance to a qui(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has taken a gamble by standing in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

After about a year of entering government back in 2007 the Greens realised their status had changed from being coalition partners to being acce(...)