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Here are 9 things we learned from the 2014 local elections
It’s been good for Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil but bad for Labour and Fine Gael. But what about the Greens, Socialists and independents? We take stock of the local elections as the counts draw to a close.
Whatever about the candidates - can you trust the voters?... On the trail in Tipp
This butcher in Cashel’s promising his vote to the Greens. Other locals are also pledging their number ones to Grace O’Sullivan — but, it turns out, some are more genuine than others…
A comedian's brother, a garda whistleblower... The 'super subs' that could end up in Europe
The list of ‘replacements’ that could end up taking MEP seats also includes pro-life and LGBT campaigners, a former army officer, and an ex-world champion athlete.
Eamon Ryan: I only signed up for water charges because I thought Labour would veto them
The Green party’s leader said Labour had become “fixated on privatisation”.
Meet the former Rainbow Warrior hoping to help the Greens surf back to electoral success...
Former surf champion Grace O’Sullivan’s prioritising jobs in the area of maritime tourism, as she bids for a seat in the ten county ‘Ireland South’ constituency.
The Green Party is holding a national conference next weekend
200 attendees are expected at the event, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin.
'Our dream team': Here are the Green Party candidates for the European elections
Party leader and former minister Eamon Ryan will be one of four Green candidates for the European Parliament when elections take place in May.
Eamon Ryan: The preciousness of the government could do with a bit of a slap
The Green Party leader has spoken this week about the task of rebuiling the Green Party and gaining a foothold in next year’s local and European elections.
Former Greens leader Trevor Sargent rules out running for elected office again
The former Minister of State was rumoured to be considering running for elected office in next year’s local elections but he has firmly ruled out that possibility.
New law means people with serious convictions can't become political advisors
The law was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly last night.
Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts
A new opinion poll has also found that the majority of respondents want the government to try to renegotiate the Croke Park pay agreement.
Column: Why is government more damaging to Labour than Fine Gael?
Small parties tend to suffer disproportionately in government – so, in order to survive, Labour needs to realise who its real supporters are, writes Dr Eoin O’Malley.
Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it
The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.
VIDEO: How tough is the US Open?
Greens like this are one of several very good reasons the US Open is considered golf’s most gruelling challenge.
Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil
Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.
Green Party calls for EU referendum and will campaign for 'Yes' vote
Former government minister Eamonn Ryan also criticised the government’s action plan for jobs and called for a new green investment plan.
Green Party: We want to double party membership by 2016
The party, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in Irish politics today, has unveiled its plan for rebuilding the party.
Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism
The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.
We must rebuild trust with voters – Green Party
In an article for, incoming Chairperson Roderic O’Gorman says that the party is ‘optimistic’ about the future – but there is a ‘difficult road ahead’.
Greens elect new deputy leader as calls made for new generation of members
Catherine Martin has been elected as the new leader of the party.
Green Party holding annual convention to choose new deputy leader
The party’s new leader Eamon Ryan will also make his inaugural address.
Former minister Eamon Ryan elected new Green Party leader
New leader Ryan says former coalition partner which lost all of its Seanad and Dáil seats in 2011 is setting out “on the road to recovery”.
Green Party to announce new leader later today
Former government minister Eamon Ryan is among those seeking to lead the party as it looks to rebuild following its general election wipe-out.
Eamon Ryan launches Greens leadership bid... by battling a helicopter
Hovering helicopter makes a din as former minister records leadership launch video in a park – as fellow candidate sticks with the ‘outdoorsy’ theme…
Greens ask European peers: Where did it all go wrong?
Irish Green Party meet other European greens to discuss disastrous general election result.
Punch and Judy, red cents and Rip van Winkle: How the second leaders' debate panned out.
The missed blows, the landed punches and – maybe – the policies that emerged in last night’s five-way leaders’ debate at RTE.
Valentine's Day Massacre and other assorted debate clichés...
The outcome of tonight’s leaders’ debate isn’t certain – but the likelihood of commentators employing a few lovelorn idioms in the aftermath is odds-on…
Daily Fix: Wednesday
Today, there’s been some heated bickering between all parties; independents have formed a new group; and some candidates faced (being the operative word) unexpected dangers..
Mary Hanafin wants deputy leaders' debate
Four out of five deputy leaders are women so the Greens’ Mary White may well get her all-women (almost) debate after all.
Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...
…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.
The week in photos
The week that was, in pictures.
Buoyant Brian hears Greens call to have election by end of March
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach spends the morning putting off “stupid suggestions” – and Mary Hanafin splits hairs.
Slideshow: Ten pivotal moments in the year of politics
Leadership coups that worked (and those which didn’t); politicians who resigned (and those who should have); diplomatic gambles that worked (and those that failed): 2010 had it all.
Sinn Féin ride the wave as FF support falls further
The Dáil’s largest party now has the support of just 13% of voters, compared to the 16% of SF, 32% of FG and 24% of Labour.