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Government accused of setting fire to Ireland’s natural heritage

Over 40 areas of bogs are to be de-designated as Natural Heritage Areas

Dublin Rathdown results: Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat as Green Party returns

Fine Gael newcomer Josepha Madigan joined by poll topper Shane Ross and Catherine Martin

“It was still a sea of suits and ties” – Green Party’s Catherine Martin on 32nd Dáil

The newly-elected TD is calling for a cross-party women’s caucus to ensure women’s issues are addressed in the Dáil

Green Party TD wants to meet Donald Trump

Catherine Martin says she would like to sit down with Donald Trump so he can face his fear of women

Catherine Martin gives impassioned maiden Dail speech

Newly elected TD Catherine Martin, of the Green Party, makes an impassioned call for the formation of a government in her first parliamentary speech.

Call to suspend diplomatic links with Egypt until Halawa set free

Green Party leader urges consideration of cutting official relations with Egypt

Catherine Martin delighted ‘to get that Green voice back’

Harry McGee speaks to Catherine Martin, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, who has been elected to the constituency of Dublin Rathdown. Video: Bryan O’Brien

Deputy Green leader Catherine Martin talks food, canvassing and not driving an electric car

The Dublin Rathdown candidate joined Seán Moncrieff for Quick Fire Candidates

Eamon Ryan says the Green Party is ‘back’ and ‘effective’

The party leader criticised Government for returning to the economic model that created recession

Government examining impact of High Court ruling on repossession cases

The Department of ~Justice is examining the impact of a High Court ruling in which a bank’s application for summary judgement against a farmer and his wife was refused due to EU rules on unfair contracts.

Catherine Martin: the only losers in this charade are the people

Green Party TD uses maiden speech to urge action from main parties

Son’s birth inspired the Green Party’s Catherine Martin to enter politics

Having a family often prevents women from entering politics, but the opposite was true for Catherine Martin.

Government called upon to ban repossessions after ruling

The Government has been urged to ban the repossession of tens of thousands of homes because Irish courts may have failed to give at-risk families a full breakdown of their rights.

Education Minister announces four proposals to potentially tackle ‘baptism barrier’

New research shows that almost 1 in 4 parents of children would not have baptised their child if they didn’t need it to gain entry to their local school.

Education change timeframe unclear

It is unclear when parents will see changes to the rules that allow links between religion and school enrolment, despite Education Minister Richard Bruton’s plans to deal with the issue.

Scoil Naithí to remain closed for the week after fire

At least four classrooms burned down in blaze at Ballinteer gaelscoil in Co Dublin.

Bust builders are ‘back in business’ while homeowners left with defective properties, Dáil told

Many builders who went bust are back in business – but many people who bought defective houses from them are left without redress, the Dáil has been told.

Women’s caucus to be set up for TDs and Senators

Female TDs and Senators have agreed to set up a caucus in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

State may be liable for illegal home repossessions – Green Party

he State could be liable for illegal home repossessions, according to the Green Party.

Rogue developers ‘should never be allowed to build again’, says Taoiseach

Catherine Martin raises issue of ‘inept, incompetent, greed-driven building standards’.

Green Party protests at US embassy over travel ban

Leader Eamon Ryan urges Taoiseach not to attend the White House on St Patrick’s Day

‘Don’t offer a shamrock to Donald Trump’ – protesters gather at US Embassy in Dublin

PROTESTERS gathered outside the US Embassy this evening with a message to Taoiseach Enda Kenny – ‘don’t offer a shamrock to Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day’.

Green Party’s Catherine Martin on life, politics and everything.

Interviewed by Michael Smith just after her election as a TD