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#Green Party

# green-party - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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.

# green-party - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'I'm thrilled for him' - former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent aiming to become Church of Ireland priest

Sargent led the political party for six years between 2001 and 2007.

# green-party - Friday 24 February, 2017

Calls for inquiry after 'near identical fires' at Mountjoy Square 10 years apart

Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire in the area on Tuesday morning.

# green-party - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban Smiles And Shamrocks This post contains a poll

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban

The Green Party says Trump’s actions are “intolerable”, while Charlie Flanagan says the ban “concerns” him.

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# green-party - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Poll: Would taxing vacant sites make a difference to the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taxing vacant sites make a difference to the housing crisis?

The Green Party has outlined plans for legislation involving the taxation of vacant and derelict properties in a bid to ease the housing crisis.

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.

# green-party - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.

# green-party - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban

A bill calling for the banning of fracking in Ireland passed its first stage in Dáil Éireann in October of this year.

# green-party - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Fine Gael is most popular party as Fianna Fáil loses ground

Sinn Féin and independents have made gains, while the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have lost support.

# green-party - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Over $2.5 million raised for a US election recount in three swing states

Jill Stein’s campaign has cited unspecified “anomalies” in the election and requested a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

# green-party - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Would you like to decide who lives here? You won't get a say on it just yet

The government have put down a counter motion to the Green Party’s bill for a directly-elected mayor for Dublin.

Government to oppose Greens' bid to ban microbeads, claiming bill breaches EU rules

The bill, which bans the manufacture and sale of products with microbeads, has been criticised as “very restricted”.

# green-party - Friday 11 November, 2016

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

# green-party - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# green-party - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

# green-party - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)

The Green Party has published a bill on the issue – but it needs cross-party support.

# green-party - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Corbyn's Labour are dead against it, but what's the up-to-date situation with fracking in Ireland?

The controversial gas-extraction technique tends to inspire strong emotions in people living in areas affected by it.

# green-party - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# green-party - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

The Greens aren't happy that people on €75k are getting cheaper bus fares than students Cutting The Cost This post contains videos

The Greens aren't happy that people on €75k are getting cheaper bus fares than students

That party wants the Tax Saver scheme rolled out to students.

# green-party - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns

BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.

# green-party - Friday 15 July, 2016

Fed up with election posters? One council is looking at banning them Posterwatch This post contains a poll

Fed up with election posters? One council is looking at banning them

Councillors have voted unanimously to support a Green Party motion calling for South Dublin County Council to explore restricting them to designated areas.

# green-party - Monday 23 May, 2016

Far-right candidate narrowly defeated in Austrian presidential election

Early results last night had put Norbert Hofer almost four percentage points ahead.

# green-party - Sunday 15 May, 2016

'Danny Healy-Rae can say what he likes ... he has to open his eyes'

This Greens senator and former Rainbow Warrior crew-member has a thing or two to say about the Kerry TD’s comments.

# green-party - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'TDs are not elected to be silent' - Green Party deputy gives impassioned maiden Dáil speech

The refusal of political parties to even consider forming a stable government has been disingenuously linked to the national interest, says Catherine Martin TD.

# green-party - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Joan Burton hopes to do a deal with the SocDems and the Greens

Labour wants to align with the SocDems and the Greens in the new Dáil.

# green-party - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Enda warns independents: It's a Fine Gael minority or a second election

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are continuing their efforts to form a minority government.

# green-party - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.

# green-party - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Enda Kenny has had a 'very good and very constructive' talk with the Green Party

The Taoiseach made the comments at an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels today.

# green-party - Saturday 5 March, 2016

THE COMEBACK KIDS – the TDs from Bertie Ahern’s last government who are back at the top table

Quite a few TDs that lost out during the 2011 election purge have managed to regain their seats.

# green-party - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# green-party - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'The Greens are back in town': One and possibly two seats for revitalised party

The Green Party has secured at least one seat in south Dublin.

# green-party - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election

A poll carried out by DIT for TheJournal.ie has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.