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# 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 12,124 Views 18 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 48,410 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 16,530 Views 76 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 15,354 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 17,902 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 12,381 Views 34 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 20,090 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 8,276 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 6,924 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 18,032 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 9,058 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 5,853 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 14,534 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 5,213 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 15,846 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 6,321 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 28,751 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 22,930 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 5,804 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 7,078 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 16,589 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 7,715 Views 5 Comments

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

# green-party - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud
# Metiria Turei
# Metiria Turei

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud

Aug 9th 2017, 2:50 PM 14,069 Views 12 Comments

Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.

# green-party - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Ireland team named for World Cup opener against Australia
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

Ireland team named for World Cup opener against Australia

Aug 8th 2017, 3:00 PM 14,608 Views 22 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side begin their campaign against the Wallaroos tomorrow evening at the UCD Bowl.

# green-party - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,567 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# green-party - Saturday 15 July, 2017

South Dublin has committed to building more buildings out of wood
# Wooden It Be Nice
# Wooden It Be Nice

South Dublin has committed to building more buildings out of wood

Jul 15th 2017, 8:30 AM 15,650 Views 56 Comments

Wood is a sustainable and versatile building material that stores, rather than emits, carbon dioxide.

# green-party - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out
# Recycling
# Recycling

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

Jul 11th 2017, 12:45 PM 39,106 Views 66 Comments

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

# green-party - Friday 7 July, 2017

'I know one day that I will put on the Irish jersey and show them how good I am'
# Green Party
From The42
# Green Party

'I know one day that I will put on the Irish jersey and show them how good I am'

Jul 7th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,457 Views 34 Comments

Sean Maguire took his tally for the season to 22 with a Europa League hat-trick last night.

# green-party - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards
# NEW POLITICS
# NEW POLITICS

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

Jun 22nd 2017, 4:31 PM 48,151 Views 32 Comments

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

# green-party - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'

Jun 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 18,508 Views 36 Comments

A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil
# Won't Be Silenced
# Won't Be Silenced

Proposals to limit smaller party speaking times is 'attempt to silence radical voices' in Dáil

Jun 20th 2017, 5:15 PM 10,130 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil are calling for more speaking time to be given to larger political parties in the Dáil.

# green-party - Saturday 17 June, 2017

The Green Party wants to give you 10c back for each plastic bottle and can you recycle
# Fresh Incentives
# Fresh Incentives

The Green Party wants to give you 10c back for each plastic bottle and can you recycle

Jun 17th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,629 Views 55 Comments

The party’s new Waste Reduction Bill 2017 also aims to ban non-recyclable coffee cups by 2020.

# green-party - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
# Lime Leak
# Lime Leak

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Jun 12th 2017, 10:06 PM 9,881 Views 33 Comments

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban
# Stay Off The Beach
# Stay Off The Beach

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban

Jun 12th 2017, 2:38 PM 37,178 Views 31 Comments

A similar bathing ban has been lifted at Dollymount after raw sewage washed up on the beach.

# green-party - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'
# 30km Zones
# 30km Zones

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'

May 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,970 Views 47 Comments

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

# green-party - Friday 5 May, 2017

Good news for cyclists: This new 2km route along Clontarf has been declared open
# Sutton To Sandycove
# Sutton To Sandycove

Good news for cyclists: This new 2km route along Clontarf has been declared open

May 5th 2017, 2:50 PM 13,804 Views 46 Comments

Clontarf Business Association (CBA) declined the invitation to attend today’s official opening as all works are not yet complete.

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?

May 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 16,551 Views 77 Comments

The ISPCA says it would help to reduce the number of animal welfare cases in the future.

# green-party - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own
# Ban The Bead
# Ban The Bead

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own

Apr 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 24,990 Views 23 Comments

The confusion around whether Ireland’s allowed to bring in its own microbead ban without permission from the EU seems to have been cleared up.

# green-party - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'
# Exfoliants
# Exfoliants

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'

Apr 19th 2017, 6:25 AM 15,036 Views 18 Comments

The Green Party and Labour have proposed bills on banning microbeads. Fianna Fáil said they’re working on their own one. Now it’s Fine Gael’s turn.