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# Green Party

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# Covid-19
Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.
# energy grid
Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.
# sovereignty
Green TD Patrick Costello loses High Court challenge to CETA trade deal
Ms Justice Nuala Butler said the ratification of CETA was a political question and not a constitutional one.
# reset
As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.
# Brian Leddin
Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
Limerick City TD Brian Leddin apologised at the weekend for messages posted in a WhatsApp group.
# Guidelines
Eamon Ryan 'regrets' controversy caused by Zappone and Green Party events
“In hindsight, in terms of maintaining public confidence, I’d prefer had we not attended those events,” the minister said today.
Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.
# Waste
Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.
# climate action
Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill
Campaigners worry about what the late changes will mean for Ireland’s carbon budgets.
# Coronavirus
Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI
Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll
An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has put Sinn Fein on 31%, followed by Fine Gael on 27% and Fianna Fail on 20%.
# Controversy
Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
Some parties have said they never engaged in this practice, while others used it up until a few years ago.
It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# door to door polling
Taoiseach said he does not know if law broken by Fianna Fáil members posing as canvassers
Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have all said that party members posed as pollsters.
# get set
Green Party names Claire Byrne as by-election candidate for Dublin Bay South
Byrne has been selected over Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, while Sinn Féin has officially chosen Senator Lynn Boylan as its candidate.
# night marshals
Green councillors want a team of 'night marshals' to monitor popular outdoor gathering spots
These night marshals would be separate from Gardaí and would look out for anti-social behaviour in these popular areas.
# Intellectual Property
Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.
# Dublin Bay South
Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election
Chu said she doesn’t plan to run as an Independent or for any other party.
# Dublin Bay South
Hazel Chu says she will announce her by-election intentions 'over the next couple of days'
It is understood that Hazel Chu is likely to announce her bid tomorrow.
Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech
TDs from the Rural Independent Group have criticised the bill, accusing the government of ignoring the people of rural Ireland.
# Red C Poll
Fianna Fáil’s support drops to 11% in latest Red C poll
Today’s Red C poll also shows that 67% of people think the government is not doing a good job in handling the vaccine rollout.
Opinion: The Greens had a climate action win this week, and they wasted it
Political commentator Dermot Ryan says the Green Party has been distracted by petty internal squabbling this week, at a critical time in its history.
# Explainer
Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.
# hazel chu
Greens defer motion of no confidence in party chair Chu
The Lord Mayor announced her nomination to run in the Seanad byelection on Monday.
# Green shade
Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election
The Lord Mayor announced her nomination on Monday.
# Lord Mayor
Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election
She did not receive backing from her party to run.
# Green Party
Draymond Green triple-double leads Golden State Warriors to win over Utah Jazz
Stephen Curry scored 32 points as Golden State powered past the conference-leading Utah.
# Patrick Costello
Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal
The trade deal has divided the Green Party with Costello and TD Neasa Hourigan signalling they will not back the deal.
# Your Say
Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?
Fianna Fáil TDs appear to be softening their opinion of going in with Sinn Fein – is it a runner?
# trade deal
Green Party Dáil split vote on CETA avoided (for now at least)
The controversial EU-Canada trade deal is to be examined by the EU Affairs Committee.
# The Greens
Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”
# Staying Put
Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
In an interview with, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.
# Investor Court
Neasa Hourigan says efforts to push CETA deal through are 'extraordinary' and 'cynical'
Hourigan told that the current environment in the Green Party is “unpleasant”.
Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement
TD Neasa Hourigan has told the party that she will vote against the motion if it goes ahead tomorrow.
# Questions
Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.
# Tánaiste
Varadkar under pressure to take questions in Dáil about sharing of draft GP contract
The Green Party is calling on the Tánaiste to take questions in the Dáil.
# Green Party
Chairs of Young Greens and Queer Greens resign from party
The outgoing chairs said they were “dismayed” by recent decisions from the Green Party.
# green wave
Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu does not rule out joining Social Democrats
Chu is currently a Green Party councillor and the party’s Chairperson.
# Budget 2021
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.
# pollsters
Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.
# Green Party
Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.