Saoirse Mchugh

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It is understood Green Party Deputy leader Catherine Martin will be writing to the wider party membership in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has promised “unity of purpose” and improvements to the party’s governance and communications following a b(...)

Dara Calleary, Minister for Agriculture arriving  for his first Cabinet meeting in that role. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first few months for this new Coalition has been simply remarkable with almost every week bringing a ne(...)

Robespierre. “Even the most extreme Irish Greens have little in common with the Montagnards of revolutionary Paris, I know, except perhaps for the commitment to ideological purity and a disdain for the compromises of electoral politics” Musée Carnavalet, Paris

I don’t know if recent events in the Green Party can be considered a Thermidorian Reaction, exactly, but it’s the right time of year for it anyway. Th(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, helps launch a ‘Thank You’ mural for essential services with some of the young people that produced it from the St John Bosco Youth Centre in Drimnagh, Dublin. Photograph : Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Lord Mayor of Dublin and Green party councillor Hazel Chu has said her party’s leadership contest is “too close to call”. The result of the contest (...)

Saoirse McHugh   announced her move saying it would “turn my stomach” to remain in the Green Party. File photograph: Collins

Former Green Party election candidate Saoirse McHugh has left the party, she has announced. Ms McHugh’s move is not unexpected as she had repeatedly (...)

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(...)

Saoirse McHugh said that a “true Green New Deal recognises that action to combat climate change will not be successful unless it simultaneously ushers in social and economic reforms that will distribute opportunity more fairly and tackle inequality”. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The programme for government does not offer a Green New Deal, but a “greener business as usual” according to Green Party general election candidate Sa(...)

Saoirse McHugh is now a pin-up for the restless wing of the Green Party. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is something unedifying in the fact that the nation’s immediate economic stability rests in the hands of a Green Party faction that has little i(...)

Julie O'Donoghue (centre) canvassing with Kieran O'Donovan, Aidan Casey, Julie O'Donoghue, Maria Casey and Stephanie Browne during the general election in February 2020.

Julie O’Donoghue has spent much of the week reading and rereading the programme for government document negotiated by some of her Green Party colleagu(...)

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