The support given to Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu by party deputy leader Catherine Martin has elevated the row into a threat to Eamon Ryan’s leadership of the Green Party. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Green Party started last week on a high with the publication of the Climate Action Bill, its most notable achievement since entering Government. B(...)

 European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic who told the European Affairs Committee that mistakes were made. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

A senior EU official has blamed “enormous pressure” to secure Covid-19 vaccines last month and “an administrative mistake” for the European Commission(...)

Minister with responsibility for mental health Mary Butler also defended the Government’s vaccination programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An initiative to ensure that almost 5,000 children and teenagers waiting more than 12 months for psychology services will be seen this year is at an a(...)

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte said the vaccine supply chain situation was ‘dynamic’ and an ‘agile plan’ would have to be employed to react to  changes. File photograph: Alan Betson

The target to have every adult resident in the State inoculated against Covid-19 by September is contingent on existing commitments for the delivery o(...)

Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly said a record of what is said in the chamber has been kept since the first sitting of the Dáil 101 years ago. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tuesday marked a unusual milestone in the history of the House. Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly announced that the sitting would see the comm(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

I put the key in the door, then into the house I go. I drop the cases in the hallway, then I tip down to the kitchen with the intention of grabbing a beer

‘That’s the last time we’re ever doing anything together as a family!” Sorcha goes. And Honor’s like, “Good!” as she slams the cor door. “I can’t bel(...)

Green party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government legislation five times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Controversial housing legislation that one Green Party TD voted against and a Green Minister of State abstained on has been passed by the Seanad by 29(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

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