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To combat climate change the Greens  previously vowed to crimp aviation with new taxes. This would be devastating for the Irish tourism sector  as 87% of all arrivals to this island are by air.  Photograph: PA Wire

Ireland’s tourism industry has ended up in the worst of all worlds following the formation of the new coalition Government. It has sent discouraging s(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin and party leader Eamon Ryan announcing  that the Green Party will enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Screengrab

The Green Party will begin election hustings next week as the leadership election between current leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin(...)

 Clifden in Connemara.

The “shattered” tourism industry is calling for State agency Fáilte Ireland to be given €1 billion next month by the new Government to disburse to st(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who succeeds Leo Varadkar, now faces the challenge of his political life. Photograph: Maxwells

There are some surprise promotions and a number of unexpected omissions in the new Government but the overall impression is of a potentially vigorous (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

President Michael D  Higgins presents new Ministers with their Seal of Office on Saturday night.

Sweeping changes to Ministerial roles have been introduced as Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan appoin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

 Eoghan Murphy is expected to take up a position which will link the Fine Gael party organisation and the parliamentary party. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is not expected to be a senior or junior minister in a new coalition government between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and (...)

Protesters outside Leinster House in May call for the end of direct provision. This year, direct provision will cost the State about €200 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On a clear cold day in early May, onlookers peering through the gates of Leinster House could make out the figures of a handful of prominent Fianna Fá(...)

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