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The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas. File photograph: Getty.

The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas, which is likely to scupper moves to build a (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: ‘If we do not have an honest view of the needs of our economy and our society in the future, we will not be well served by such a process with regard to banking.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has warned against the creation of a banking forum designed to preserve banking as it is, and said he is “giving(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that, “despite the challenges, we are consistently one of the top performers in the EU in terms of the speed of our [Covid-19 vaccine] rollout”. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Every adult in the State should be vaccinated by the end of September, the Seanad has been told. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that, “des(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin and chairwoman of the Green Party, Hazel Chu, is running as an Independent candidate in the Seanad byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin has suggested that party leader Eamon Ryan will call for the withdrawal of a motion of no confidence(...)

Green Senator  Pauline O’Reilly said “we are trying to succeed in Government and then constantly having issues flash up which are divisive”. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some Green Party members have “lost some confidence” in the party’s chair, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, the leader’s party in the Seanad Pauline O’(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and  deputy leader Catherine Martin. Ryan barely survived the leadership contest with Martin last year.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

You just cannot overstate how important this week was for the Greens. The Climate Action Bill was published. This is not just another programme for (...)

Eamon Ryan ‘told a private meeting of his TDs and Senators there is no formal Seanad elections pact with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’. Photograph: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan told a private meeting of his TDs and Senators there is no formal Seanad elections pact with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, (...)

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(...)

Green Party Senator Róisín Garvey warned that ‘we are in the last second, the last minute to midnight as we face a complete destruction of all we have grown up to know, and our children won’t’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Green Party Senator became emotional as she highlighted the biodiversity crisis the world faces as a result of climate change. Senator Róisín Garve(...)

Eileen Flynn: ‘A lot of my teachers believed in me.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A member of the Traveller community, Ballyfermot-born Eileen Flynn was no stranger to challenges from a young age. Twenty years ago, when she was just(...)

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