Catherine Martin

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The Greens, like any political party, are naturally prone to internal rivalries and competition; just a few months ago, deputy leader Catherine Martin mounted an unsuccessful attempt to oust party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Alan Betson

By some measures, the Green Party has never had it better. It has more TDs than at any point in its history, along with a solid base of councillors, s(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said   it is important  to examine how a  sustainable, independent and objective media landscape   can be funded into the future. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The media is critical to Ireland’s democracy, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said after the inaugural meeting of a group which will advise the governme(...)

Caitríona Ní Chualáin, presenter of TG4 programme for primary school children Cúla4 ar Scoil, which began in April when schools were closed.

TG4’s public funding will be boosted by an additional €1.9 million this year to cover expenditure related to Covid-19. Minister for Tourism, Culture,(...)

After decades of neglect, sidelining and lip-service, the arts have at last “been embraced as an intrinsic part of Irish society, no longer outliers”, said Angela Dorgan, chair of the National Campaign for the Arts. Minister for Culture Catherine Martin deserves credit. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

‘This sickness doth infect the very lifeblood of our enterprise” – words spoken by Hotspur ( Henry Percy ) in Henry IV and written by Shakespeare, an (...)

 Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin: deserves credit.   Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Anecdotally, there appears to be widespread confusion among the public as to the reasoning behind the Budget 2021 cut in tourism’s VAT rate to 9 per c(...)

Almost €6m in funding in the 2021 budget has been allocated to the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Funding of almost €6 million has been allocated in the 2021 budget to meet existing commitments to Ireland’s hosting of the Ryder Cup 2027 in Adare Ma(...)

People  eating outdoors in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

After seven months of anguish for the hospitality and tourism sector, interspersed with bouts of intense lobbying and loud criticism of official polic(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  was able to announce significant increases in funding for the child agency Tusla, and also for direct provision. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The budget, one that deeply involved the Green Party, is probably the greenest in recent history but that is an unsurprising element of an extraordina(...)

In 2019, TG4 increased its share of television viewing to 1.84 per cent, making it the sixth most-watched channel in the Republic.

Public service broadcaster TG4 said it was “extremely grateful” for the additional €3.5 million it has received in Budget 2021, its director-general A(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

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