Older vehicles should be banned to improve air quality, says Green MEP

Older vehicles should be banned to improve air quality, says Green MEP

A Green MEP says older vehicles should be banned to improve air quality in Ireland.

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Ciaran Cuffe: Ursula von der Leyen must now take climate action after pledges

Ciaran Cuffe: Ursula von der Leyen must now take climate action after pledges

The Green MEP was speaking after the incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made bold pledges on the issue.

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Eamon Ryan would be open to Green Party going into Government

Eamon Ryan would be open to Green Party going into Government

The Green Party leader has said he would be open to going into government after the next election.

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Green Party's Saoirse McHugh warns against going into coalition

Green Party's Saoirse McHugh warns against going into coalition

Green Party European elections star Saoirse McHugh has warned that both she and the ‘Green wave’ could “leave” the party if leaders join a coalition with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the next general election.

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We must deliver on 'Green Wave', Eamon Ryan says

We must deliver on 'Green Wave', Eamon Ryan says

Delegates at its National Conference in Dublin have heard promises of a future they can believe in - with 'a party of hope'.

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Eamon Ryan wants Saoirse McHugh to run for Greens in Seanad by-election

Eamon Ryan wants Saoirse McHugh to run for Greens in Seanad by-election

The Green party hierarchy has set its sights on running European elections candidate, Saoirse McHugh, in a Seanad by-election to replace newly-elected party MEP Grace O'Sullivan in the upper house.

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Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh may contest Seanad seat

Green Party candidate Saoirse McHugh may contest Seanad seat

Green Party MEP candidate, Saoirse McHugh, is being lined up to contest the Seanad seat vacated by Grace O'Sullivan.

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Anorak or anarchist — elections show us who we are

Anorak or anarchist — elections show us who we are

We had one fella, let’s call him Mr PC, take to the national broadcaster to participate in a TV debate, who was low on facts in his repertoire of argument, writes Joyce Fegan

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Action on deadly radon gas now 16 years overdue

Action on deadly radon gas now 16 years overdue

Deadly radon gas claims six victims every week on average, yet plans formulated more than 16 years ago to develop a remediation scheme for affected houses have never been implemented.

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Green Party criticises decision to close testing lab for lethal radon gas

Green Party criticises decision to close testing lab for lethal radon gas

The Green Party has described as “odd” the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to shut its radon testing laboratory at a time when efforts to raise awareness of the potentially lethal gas are meant to be ramping up.

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Boyle hopes return of a ‘green voice’ to city council will provide flood defence alternative

Boyle hopes return of a ‘green voice’ to city council will provide flood defence alternative

A “green voice” on Cork City Council will provide the city with a flood defence alternative to one of the OPW’s “worst works of butchery”, Green Party veteran Dan Boyle said.

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Greens have ‘no confidence’ in Shane Ross or Denis Naughten’s policies

Greens have ‘no confidence’ in Shane Ross or Denis Naughten’s policies

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said he now has no confidence in the Government to deliver on public transport and electric vehicles.

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'We're in bed with Trump on this one and it's a shame and a disgrace' - Green Party

'We're in bed with Trump on this one and it's a shame and a disgrace' - Green Party

The Green Party leader says Ireland needs to do more to tackle climate change.

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Environmentalists gather for summer school

Environmentalists gather for summer school

Environmentalists are gathering for a weekend summer school at Carnsore Point in Co Wexford this weekend.

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Greens target five Dáil seats

Greens target five Dáil seats

The Green Party is targeting five Dáil seats and doubling their representation on local councils within five years.

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Green Party to reveal plan for future

Green Party to reveal plan for future

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says lessons learned from their time in government will help return the party to electoral success.

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Green Party gathers for annual convention

Green Party gathers for annual convention

Members of the Green Party are today gathering in Dublin for the group's first annual convention since its disastrous performance in the General Election, when all sitting TDs lost their seats.

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New Green Party leader to be named on Friday

New Green Party leader to be named on Friday

Former minister Eamon Ryan is among three candidates vying for leadership of the Green Party who will learn their fate on Friday.

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Final day for nominations to contest Green Party leadership

Final day for nominations to contest Green Party leadership

The Green Party leadership contest gets underway today, with Eamon Ryan and Malcolm Noonan the only two names yet in the ring.

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Man appeals in case linked to Sargent resignation

Man appeals in case linked to Sargent resignation

A man convicted of an assault at the centre of a dispute, which triggered the resignation of former Junior Minister Trevor Sargent, is to appeal the severity of the sentence he received, a court has heard.

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Green Party members 'committed to future'

Green Party members 'committed to future'

The Green Party met this afternoon to discuss the future of the party and to strategise for the next local elections.

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Green Party's White: 'Never again' to coalition with FF

Green Party's White: 'Never again' to coalition with FF

Deputy leader of the Green Party Mary White has said she would not favour ever going into government again with Fianna Fáil, though she said the Greens had earned a lot from their time in government.

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Greens gather for 're-energising' talks

Greens gather for 're-energising' talks

The Greens are gathering in Dublin in the coming hours for the first time since their dismal General Election performance.

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Former TDs should not contest Green leadership, says party founder

Former TDs should not contest Green leadership, says party founder

A founding member of the Irish Green Party said today that all six representives who failed to retain their seats should not stand for the leadership.

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Gormley confirms resignation as Green Party leader

Gormley confirms resignation as Green Party leader

John Gormley has confirmed that he is to quit as leader of the Green Party.

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Boyle coy on Green Party leadership ambitions

Boyle coy on Green Party leadership ambitions

Green Party Chairman Dan Boyle says he can understand why John Gormley no longer wants to be the leader of the party.

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North's Green Party holds annual conference

North's Green Party holds annual conference

The Green Party in the North is holding its annual conference today.

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Thousands turn out at pro-hunting protest

Thousands turn out at pro-hunting protest

Up to 5,000 people attended a pro-hunting demonstration at the Green Party’s conference in Waterford today.

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Political reform, transport links to top Green agenda today

Political reform, transport links to top Green agenda today

Issues including political reform and transport links will be discussed at the Green Party's annual conference in Waterford today.

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Green Party delegates gather in Waterford

Green Party delegates gather in Waterford

The Green Party is to decide this weekend whether Government should cancel the metro project in Dublin, while the party is also to debate a demand for the property loans of all Oireachtas members to be declared.

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Party did not gag me, says Green Party chairman

Senator Dan Boyle has insisted he was not given a Twitter gagging order by the Green Party.

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De Burca claims existence of 'rotation' deal

Former Green party senator Deirdre de Burca has said the party did have in place an agreement which would see Cabinet posts rotated between parliamentary party members.

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Green Party silent on 'rotation' claims

Green Party silent on 'rotation' claims

The Green Party is refusing to comment on whether or not its parliamentary party has resolved an internal dispute over the rotation of ministerial portfolios in the forthcoming cabinet reshuffle.

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Greens accuse de Burca of EU job threat

Junior coalition partner the Green Party today accused former senator Deirdre de Burca of threatening to damage the party if she was not given a senior EU post.

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Sargent: Greens must move on from de Burca resignation

Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent says it is time to "move on" after the resignation of Deirdre de Burca.

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Greens deputy leader blasts de Burca

Green Party deputy leader Mary White has described as "deplorable" the behaviour of Deirdre de Burca, who resigned this week from the Senate and from the party saying she believed it had become an extension of Fianna Fail.

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Cuffe: Greens should stay in Govt

Cuffe: Greens should stay in Govt

Green Party TD Ciaran Cuffe has said the party should stay in Government on the basis of the revised programme for government.

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Gormley confident Greens will approve new deal

Gormley confident Greens will approve new deal

Green Party leader John Gormley has said the negotiations on a new Programme for Government are making good progress, but he has refused to be drawn on the issues being discussed.

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Greens seek reduction in number of TDs

The Green Party is reportedly seeking a reduction in the number of TDs and major changes to the electoral system as part of the renegotiation of the Programme for Government.

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Boyle: Changes should be 'substantial'

The Green Party has said it is seeking substantial changes to the Programme for Government.

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DeBurca hits back at McKenna criticism

The Green Party has hit back at criticisms from its former MEP Patricia McKenna on its decision to campaign for a Yes vote in the re-run of the Lisbon treaty.

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Green Party reiterates support for marriage equality

Green Party reiterates support for marriage equality

The Green Party is reiterating its support for marriage equality in Ireland.

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McKenna accuses Greens of turning back on principles

McKenna accuses Greens of turning back on principles

Former Green Party MEP Patricia McKenna says the Green Party's support for the Lisbon Treaty will give 'No' campaigners more credibility.

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Snip dominating Green Party meeting

Snip dominating Green Party meeting

Eamon Ryan said the Green Party is facing tough times but that the party is determined to do what is necessary to steer the country out of economic difficulty.

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Green Party to hold national convention today

Green Party to hold national convention today

Green Party members are attending a national convention in Dublin today, to discuss their future policies and the party's position in Government.

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Greens unveil plan for cyclists' paradise

A multi-storey floating bike-park on the River Liffey in Dublin is one of the ideas being peddled by the Green Party to make the capital a cyclists’ paradise.

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Fine Gael rules out coalition with Greens

Fine Gael is ruling out the possibility of a coalition with the Green Party.

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Greens deny exit talk

The Green Party today denied it was jumping from a sinking ship as support for Government continued to plummet in opinion polls.

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FG: Greens preparing to jump ship

FG: Greens preparing to jump ship

Fine Gael is claiming that the Green Party knows the Government is a sinking ship and is preparing to jump.

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Greens want to renegotiate deal with Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil and Taoiseach Brian Cowen are coming under increased pressure.

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Greens' first MEP stands against party in Euro poll

Greens' first MEP stands against party in Euro poll

Veteran Green Patricia McKenna today stoked up her fiery relationship with the junior coalition partners by standing against them in the European elections.

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Ministers outline vision for renewable energy

Ministers outline vision for renewable energy

An electricity ’super grid’ could extend the potential for renewable energy from green sources right across Europe, it was claimed today.

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Gormley to address Belfast conference

Gormley to address Belfast conference

Environment minister and Green party leader John Gormley is in Belfast today.

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Gogarty confirms resignation as Green spokesperson

Gogarty confirms resignation as Green spokesperson

Paul Gogarty has confirmed that he has resigned as the Green Party's education spokesperson.

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Green party calls for jailing of white-collar criminals

The chairman of the Green Party has said Irish people will not believe that the banking sector has cleaned up its act until people go to jail.

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Greens seek 50% tax rate on all senior executives

Delegates at the Green Party's annual convention have passed a motion calling for all senior executives in the public and private sector to be subjected to a tax rate of 50%.

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Greens to hear motion on party’s future in Govt

The Green Party’s annual convention in Wexford is due to hear a motion today calling for a special debate next year about the party's future in Government.

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Unrest brewing as Greens gather for annual conference

Unrest brewing as Greens gather for annual conference

Members of the Green Party are due to gather in Wexford today for the party's annual conference.

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McKenna mulling Greens departure?

McKenna mulling Greens departure?

Former Green Party MEP Patricia McKenna has admitted that she is still undecided about whether she should quit the party.

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Gormley: Reform TD allowances and expenses

Gormley: Reform TD allowances and expenses

Expense accounts and allowances for all politicians must radically reformed, Green Party leader John Gormley said today.

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