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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Green Party

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# elections 2019
'Banning them is a red herring': Why election candidates are standing over their use of posters
There have been increasing calls from the public to stop the use of posters during elections.
# Poolbeg
A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.
# For Sale
This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.
Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests
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.
Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
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.
# Environment
Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws
The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.
# election 2019?
Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.
# Emissions targets
'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?
It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.
All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead
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.
# recycling
'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'
The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.
'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'
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.
# RedC
Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.
# commuter charter
The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
‘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.
'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
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.
# Donald Trump
Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
# november visit
'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland
The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.
# mad buzz
Kilkenny has chosen its own county insect... and it's the garden bumblebee
Councillor Malcolm Noonan is hopeful Kilkenny will now lead the way in “turning the fortunes of the plight of the bumblebee”.
# green and clean
Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.
# Cork
Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy
Waste company Indaver has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build the waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.
# marine litter
Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.
# assault on precinct 13
Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub
A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.
# Stormont
No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit
The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.
# Renting
'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'
Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.
# fatbergs
No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network
The UK is looking at banning them but we’re waiting on a report from the EU commission before taking any action.
# Global Warming
The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'
The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.
# green initiative
Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks
Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.
# back on track
Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running
There has been calls for buses to be introduced to help alleviate overcrowding on the tram sevice.
# rents and mortgages
Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation
The utilisation of State land for affordable rental properties and the regulation of vulture funds is to be debated in the Dáil.
# Green Party
Connacht name strong starting XV in their bid for a fifth consecutive win
Kieran Keane’s side take on Cardiff Blues tomorrow night in the Guinness Pro14.
# perfectly cromulent
Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.
# perfectly cromulent
Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday
A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.
# On your bike
'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.
# Green Party
Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place
Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.
# premature baby
'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.
# park your bike
Dublin's €20m Liffey Cycleway project rejected by NTA
“We’re five years into this process – it is unacceptable to go back to square one.”
# Green Party
Dean Kiely has joined the Irish takeover of Preston North End
One former Ireland goalkeeper replaces another on the Championship club’s coaching staff.
# Green shoots
'Anyone who says they're not planning for an election is lying' - Eamon Ryan on the Green Party's revival
The party kick off their September think-in in Blanchardstown today.
# recycling
Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive
Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.
# Green Party
Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss
Connacht welcome Glasgow Warriors to the Sportsground for their Guinness Pro14 opener tomorrow evening.
# Metiria Turei
Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud
Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.