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# Green Party

This week
3rd December 2023 - 5th December 2023
Green Party leader would 'prefer' to stay at COP28 but 'democracy comes first' for Dáil vote
The Green Party leader and Minister for Transport will have to travel home from Dubai for the vote – he will then fly back out to the event.
Analysis: Should the government support drilling for gas off the coast of Mayo?
The government is between a rock and a hard place over whether to allow companies to drill off Ireland’s coast.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
Latest opinion poll reveals a drop in support for Sinn Féin
The poll also found three out of five people think Ireland has taken in too many Ukrainian refugees.
Last month
November 2023
Dublin City councillors clash over next steps after failed 'peace flag' motion creates confusion
A vote on flying a so-called ‘peace flag’ above City Hall ran overtime, leading to ambiguity about its result.
FF, FG and Greens could get enough votes to form next government, says Tánaiste
Micheál Martin says Sinn Féin’s policies don’t align with Fianna Fáil.
This year
Cuffe flags weight-based tax for cars as potential measure to curb spike in sales of SUVs
The Green MEP said the vehicles emit 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
'Trust has been shattered': Catherine Martin says RTÉ must change to secure funding
Martin was speaking at the Green Party’s annual convention yesterday.
Green Party not ruling out being part of Sinn Féin-led coalition, Ryan says
The Green Party leader also condemned the ongoing violence in Gaza.
Women with cancer will be able to defer maternity leave under new legislation
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the news.
Eamon Ryan claims Green Party is the 'most effective' junior coalition partner in Irish history
Ryan told his colleagues at the party’s think-in that the Greens have “learnt from the past” and are determined to play a “decisive role”.
Mary Lou and Leo kick off their think-ins this morning with housing high on agenda
This week ends how it started in the political world: with a lot of politicians thinking.
Bacik: 'I have received threats from the far-right'
Ivana Bacik says the Labour Party is ready for the next general election.
New 'SailRail' route to France from Ireland welcomed by Green MEPs
The ticket combines the cost of a ferry and rail ticket, which the MEPs hope will incentivise “low-carbon” travel.
Eamon Ryan says he doesn't back Green TD's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
Minister Catherine Martin said husbands and wives don’t agree on everything.
Anger within Greens over housing spokesman's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
According to Green Party sources there is anger, annoyance and shock over Duffy’s comments.
Greens housing spokesperson: 'There's opposition to what we're doing, even within Government'
Francis Noel Duffy doesn’t believe the eviction ban should be reinstated, saying that doing so would be akin to “a communist state”.
From 'Wixford' to Foxrock, TDs are anxiously surveying their future right now
The starting gun has been fired for the next general election.
Varadkar says there’s a ‘very good chance’ coalition will be re-elected
Varadkar said that running on a joint platform with his coalition partners has not been discussed.
Greens see red over Varadkar's remarks on roads and rail plan
FG backbenchers have renewed calls for a meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan over road projects.
Opinion: We've just had the hottest week on record and we're cheering a gutted EU Nature bill?
Lorna Bogue says the Nature Restoration Law debacle in the EU this week should be viewed as the climate failure it is.
Taoiseach stresses 'progress' on housing as he defends lifting of eviction ban
The government has today announced a €150mn fund to tackle long-term property vacancy and dereliction which it says will help expand housing supply.
Green Party TD calls for 12th of July to become a public holiday in the south
‘This day is an extremely important one historically for the island, and culturally for many people who live here,’ said Patrick Costello.
Irish MEP calls for every riverside town to get its own lido by the end of the decade
‘I would love to see Ireland recognising that we have these jewels available to us and that we invest in them,’ said O’Sullivan.
Ministers express unease over underspend on national roads projects
Cabinet was also told that Covid mitigation measures in hospitals are under review.
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The spotlight will be on the soldiers of destiny as to whether they have learned lessons from the past.
Harris believes tax article did not breach trust in the coalition amid heightening tensions
The Justice Minister said he thinks it was “perfectly appropriate” for the junior Minsters to give their views publicly.
'Being in coalition doesn't mean we're the same': Coveney on FG-FF tensions
Tánaiste Micheál Martin labelled recent Fine Gael suggestions “unhelpful”.
Govt TDs push to ensure auto-enrolment isn’t a 'Trojan Horse' for cutting state pension
The government previously said the state pension would remain stable by increasing the rate of PRSI paid by workers.
Varadkar rules out congestion charges for commuters
The government will instead focus on road space reallocation and cheaper public transport.
Eamon Ryan says ending eviction ban was 'difficult' but defends suspending Neasa Hourigan
The minister stated that opposition parties have realised that extending the eviction ban indefinitely would undermine the rental market.
Eamon Ryan elected co-chair of International Energy Agency for 2024
2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Paris-based organisation that provides recommendations to shape global energy policies.
Government wins confidence motion in the Dáil by 86 votes to 67
Green TD Neasa Hourigan, who voted against the government over the eviction ban last week, was among those to vote confidence in the government.
Suspension of Neasa Hourigan is a 'sad reflection' on Green Party, councillors say
One councillor said the party “need to realise they are walking on fairly dicey territory” by issuing such sanctions.
Protesters blast Eamon Ryan as he says 'politics of division' will not work for climate crisis
Ryan was speaking in Trinity College as part of the university’s Green Week.
Neasa Hourigan hit with 15 month suspension by Greens after voting against the government
In a vote this afternoon, the government won by 83 votes to 68.
'I'm absolutely focused': Eamon Ryan intends to lead Greens into next General Election
A report by
Tadgh McNally
In an interview with The Journal, Ryan said that he wanted to deliver “profound change”.
Coalition leaders reach 'broad agreement' on counter to Sinn Féin motion to extend eviction ban
Sinn Féin’s motion on Wednesday will call for the eviction ban to be extended until January 2024.
Neasa Hourigan says she will vote against the coalition on extending the eviction ban
Hourigan has previously been suspended from the party for voting with the opposition.
Busy in China, Eamon Ryan says he can't comment on internal Green Party row
Earlier this week, Thomas Molloy sent a tweet which labelled Neasa Hourigan as not being a sensible person.