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In Dublin yesterday, German Green MEP Ska Keller said: “There are certainly political forces – conservatives – who would say certainly, economy first, nature comes later. But that is a completely wrong approach.” Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

German Green MEP Ska Keller dismisses outright the notion that environmental and ecological questions should take a back seat to the economy as Europe(...)

Paul Murphy speaks to shoppers in Rathfarnham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Paul Murphy’s election pitch may be a tad blunt for some lunchtime shoppers at the Nutgrove Shopping Centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin. “If we wipe the La(...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has the highest dissatisfaction rating at 72 per cent.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The low support for the Labour Party and the strong prospects for Sinn Féin shown in today’s Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll is also reflected into two o(...)

‘The question is whether the voters will factor the national interest into their decision on polling day or simply take out their frustration at the ensuing hardship on Fine Gael and Labour. ’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.Photograph: Alan Betson

Next Friday’s local and European elections are potentially dangerous for all of the political parties and their leaders. For some the failure to meet (...)

 Sinn Féin’s   European election candidates Lynn Boylan (left) and Martina Anderson at the launch of Sinn Fein’s European election manifesto Dublin yesterday.  Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Anybody who witnessed the first TV3 debate on the European elections with Midland North West candidates last night would know first-hand how chaos the(...)

The Irish Wind Energy Association  said everybody with an interest in Irish energy policy should contribute to the paper.

The energy sector will have to bear a disproportionate burden of Ireland’s climate change obligations because of the expansion of agriculture, Mini(...)

Grace O’Sullivan on Tramore beach in Co Waterford. “As an Irish person and an environmental person I look towards Europe.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run fo(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has condemned an alleged racist incident against Green Party local election candidate in Monaghan, Grazvydas Vaitekunas. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local referendums should be provided for major transport infrastructure and redevelopments, the Green Party has suggested. Launching their loca(...)

 Alan Shatter and Eamon Gilmore  during the annual 1916 Commemoration Ceremony in Arbour Hill, Dublin earlier. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the resignation of Alan Shatter was “in the circumstances, inevitable”, but paid tribute to the outgoing Minister for (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with other European election candidates Grace O’Sullivan, Ross Brown  and Mark Dearey at the launch of the Green Party’s election manifesto in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The soft underbelly of the Coalition is squishy and plump and irresistible to hungry Opposition politicians. Yesterday morning, even the Greens decide(...)

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