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# green-party - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'Smaller than bedsits': Plans for 'co-living' building spark calls to rewrite apartment guidelines
# Shared Living
# Shared Living

'Smaller than bedsits': Plans for 'co-living' building spark calls to rewrite apartment guidelines

May 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,899 Views 81 Comments

42 people would share one kitchen under the plans.

# green-party - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters
# Elections 2019
# Elections 2019

'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters

Apr 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,184 Views 58 Comments

There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.

# green-party - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

Feb 26th 2019, 7:51 PM 38,323 Views 43 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# green-party - Sunday 24 February, 2019

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
# For Sale
# For Sale

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Feb 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 97,953 Views 70 Comments

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

# green-party - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests

Feb 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,483 Views 29 Comments

The small farmer in Ireland has a very high-quality product. To differentiate themselves from the mass producers, they need to focus on quality and sustainability, writes Saoirse McHugh.

# green-party - Monday 7 January, 2019

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 70,812 Views 71 Comments

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

# green-party - Friday 4 January, 2019

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws
# Environment
# Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 2:42 PM 27,875 Views 56 Comments

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

# green-party - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
# Election 2019?
# Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,040 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# green-party - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?
# Emissions Targets
# Emissions Targets

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

Dec 9th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,431 Views 157 Comments

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

# green-party - Sunday 25 November, 2018

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead
# Opinion
# Opinion

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead

Nov 25th 2018, 12:15 PM 12,242 Views 41 Comments

An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.

# green-party - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'
# Recycling
# Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:47 PM 26,247 Views 43 Comments

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

# green-party - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'

Oct 9th 2018, 6:06 PM 19,091 Views 96 Comments

Listening to the Budget speech from Pascal Donohoe today you would have no sense we are at such a historical turning point, writes Eamon Ryan.

# green-party - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
# RedC
# RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

Sep 15th 2018, 5:21 PM 19,219 Views 106 Comments

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

# green-party - Friday 14 September, 2018

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
# Commuter Charter
# Commuter Charter

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

Sep 14th 2018, 9:22 PM 26,432 Views 75 Comments

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

# green-party - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Sep 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,762 Views 63 Comments

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# green-party - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump

Sep 5th 2018, 5:34 PM 11,766 Views 102 Comments

The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

# green-party - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland
# November Visit
# November Visit

'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland

Sep 1st 2018, 2:05 PM 31,933 Views 173 Comments

The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.

# green-party - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Kilkenny has chosen its own county insect... and it's the garden bumblebee
# Mad Buzz
# Mad Buzz

Kilkenny has chosen its own county insect... and it's the garden bumblebee

Jul 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 12,166 Views 17 Comments

Councillor Malcolm Noonan is hopeful Kilkenny will now lead the way in “turning the fortunes of the plight of the bumblebee”.

# green-party - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
# Green And Clean
# Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,418 Views 34 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

# green-party - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy
# Cork
# Cork

Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy

May 31st 2018, 10:24 AM 16,577 Views 75 Comments

Waste company Indaver has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build the waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.

# green-party - Monday 28 May, 2018

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
# Marine Litter
# Marine Litter

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,397 Views 38 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# green-party - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub
# Assault On Precinct 13
# Assault On Precinct 13

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub

May 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,012 Views 13 Comments

A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.

# green-party - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit
# Stormont
# Stormont

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit

May 22nd 2018, 7:29 AM 23,786 Views 63 Comments

The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.

# green-party - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'
# Renting
# Renting

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'

May 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,414 Views 33 Comments

Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.

# green-party - Saturday 12 May, 2018

No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network
# Fatbergs
# Fatbergs

No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network

May 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,162 Views 54 Comments

The UK is looking at banning them but we’re waiting on a report from the EU commission before taking any action.

# green-party - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

Apr 18th 2018, 1:23 PM 8,301 Views 99 Comments

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

# green-party - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks
# Green Initiative
# Green Initiative

Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks

Mar 31st 2018, 6:30 AM 6,931 Views 24 Comments

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# green-party - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running

Mar 20th 2018, 6:35 PM 18,044 Views 42 Comments

There has been calls for buses to be introduced to help alleviate overcrowding on the tram sevice.

# green-party - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation
# Rents And Mortgages
# Rents And Mortgages

Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation

Mar 6th 2018, 3:29 PM 9,069 Views 51 Comments

The utilisation of State land for affordable rental properties and the regulation of vulture funds is to be debated in the Dáil.

# green-party - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Connacht name strong starting XV in their bid for a fifth consecutive win
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

Connacht name strong starting XV in their bid for a fifth consecutive win

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:22 PM 5,865 Views 1 Comment

Kieran Keane’s side take on Cardiff Blues tomorrow night in the Guinness Pro14.

# green-party - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
# Perfectly Cromulent
# Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

Oct 11th 2017, 12:45 PM 14,537 Views 24 Comments

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
# Perfectly Cromulent
From The Daily Edge
# Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

Oct 11th 2017, 9:58 AM 5,243 Views 4 Comments

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

# green-party - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
# On Your Bike
# On Your Bike

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 15,859 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

# green-party - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Oct 8th 2017, 7:33 PM 6,327 Views 16 Comments

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

# green-party - Monday 2 October, 2017

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
# Premature Baby
# Premature Baby

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,771 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

# green-party - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Dublin's €20m Liffey Cycleway project rejected by NTA
# Park Your Bike
# Park Your Bike

Dublin's €20m Liffey Cycleway project rejected by NTA

Sep 27th 2017, 10:35 PM 22,944 Views 98 Comments

“We’re five years into this process – it is unacceptable to go back to square one.”

# green-party - Monday 18 September, 2017

Dean Kiely has joined the Irish takeover of Preston North End
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

Dean Kiely has joined the Irish takeover of Preston North End

Sep 18th 2017, 4:51 PM 5,816 Views 2 Comments

One former Ireland goalkeeper replaces another on the Championship club’s coaching staff.

# green-party - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Anyone who says they're not planning for an election is lying' - Eamon Ryan on the Green Party's revival
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

'Anyone who says they're not planning for an election is lying' - Eamon Ryan on the Green Party's revival

Sep 15th 2017, 6:00 AM 7,099 Views 83 Comments

The party kick off their September think-in in Blanchardstown today.

# green-party - Monday 11 September, 2017

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive
# Recycling
# Recycling

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Sep 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 16,603 Views 61 Comments

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

# green-party - Friday 1 September, 2017

Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss

Sep 1st 2017, 12:21 PM 7,723 Views 5 Comments

Connacht welcome Glasgow Warriors to the Sportsground for their Guinness Pro14 opener tomorrow evening.