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Protestors outside the proposed accommodation for 130 asylum seekers in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A protest outside a proposed centre for asylum seekers in Ballinamore Co Leitrim will continue, despite a plea from a senior Catholic cleric in the di(...)

Saoirse McHugh, who will stand for the Green Party in Mayo in the next general election. Photograph: John Nikolai

Five months ago, Saoirse McHugh was the story of the European Parliament elections for 36 hours when it looked for a time like she could win a seat fo(...)

Paul Murphy: ‘I have been contacted by a lot of people that I know from the past from different movements and different protests saying, “I think you’re doing the right thing.”’ Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

It has been something of a hectic 10 days for Paul Murphy. Last Thursday week, the Dublin South West TD announced he was leaving the Socialist Party (...)

Green Party member Saoirse McHugh, a candidate in the European elections,  has said she would leave the party if it entered coalition with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Green Party will hold its first major debate on joining a coalition government after the general election, when its national convention opens on S(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he said  transport elements were “woeful, lacking ambition in seeking real efficiency and long-term decarbonisation”

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has rejected claims by the Green Party and People Before Profit that measures on public transport in the Go(...)

Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

The final two seats will come down to a battle between Sinn Féin’s incumbent MEP Matt Carthy (above, with Pearse Doherty), Maria Walsh, Peter Casey and, at a push, Saoirse McHugh. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The transfer-friendliness of candidates battling it out for the three remaining seats in the European constituency of Midlands North West could push t(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

 Mairead McGuinness was elected in Castlebar. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness has topped the poll in the European Midlands North West constituency in a resounding victory with 22 per cent of the vo(...)

The Green Party’s Ciarán Cuffe shakes hands with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald at the count centre in the RDS on Monday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald has been elected as the second MEP to represent the Dublin European constituency on the 14th count. Green Party candid(...)

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