Dan Boyle

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Dan Boyle: is grateful for the level of care he received at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

When I called to my doctor the other day, he said he hadn’t actually been totally honest with me. My white blood cell count had been extremely (...)

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle said he would like to see a proper recognition of local government in the Constitution. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Protection of the environment should be enshrined in the Irish constitution as happens in many other European countries, the first of a series of regi(...)

Former senator Dan Boyle said he didn’t believe that the constitution should be changed on foot of a referendum with a low turnout by the electorate. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A former Green Party TD has called on the government to introduce legislation to set a minimum threshold for voter turnout in referendums to change(...)

Former Fine Gael legal adviser Brian Hunt said the Government’s “line of ‘let’s save €100 million and sack 60 politicians’” in abolishing the  Seanad was superficially attractive. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s proposal to abolish the Seanad belongs to the “announce first, think later” school of policy-making, a former Fine Gael legal adviser(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in september 2010,  when he was minister for communications, energy and natural resources, arriving at Government Buildings for a cabinet meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller

A quip made famous by the late Con Houlihan perfectly, if cruelly, describes the current status of the Green Party. A reporter with notions had left t(...)

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