Bill requiring landlords to test for radon gas to come before Dáil

More people die from lung cancer associated with radon gas than from traffic collisions

Proposals on school ethos and sex education not a ‘them versus us’ clash with religious patrons, TD claims

PROPOSALS to remove school ethos as a barrier to the objective delivery of sex education are not intended as a “them versus us” clash with religious patrons.

Taoiseach’s criticism of NGO climate report ‘falls short’

On Wednesday, Leo Varadkar was asked by the Green Party’s Catherine Martin about the “embarrassing, disgraceful and shameful”  position of Ireland as one of the lowest ranked countries in the latest Climate Change Performance Index.

Bullying and sexism to come under spotlight in Leinster House survey

Oireachtas Commission agrees to Women’s Caucus call to examine working conditions

Miriam Lord: Brexit’s procession leaves everyone hopping mad

Meanwhile, Catherine Martin shows she has the Commons touch during historic speech

200 million coffee cups used, dumped every year in Ireland as plastic mountain grows

Green party: ‘We are further behind than ever’ in meeting environmental targets

Leinster House to set up staff harassment helpline

Helpline to be established for those wanting to raise concerns on bullying or sexual harassment

“A staggering failure of political leadership” environmentalists voice fury at carbon tax U-turn

Ireland is set to miss its carbon reduction targets by a big margin in the coming years

Bill to legalise abortion services introduced in Dáil

The deputy leader of the Green Party expressed concern over the three-day waiting period in relation to women in Northern Ireland who may seek a termination in the Republic of Ireland.

Direct election of mayors to be put to vote in certain areas

Prospect of directly elected mayor for Dublin referred to a citizens’ assembly for 2019

‘Huge’ numbers of children unable to access State-funded bus services

Children being ‘left at side of the road’ due to poor handling of transport scheme – TDs say

Civil servants receive training in avoiding ‘unconscious bias’

Government departments spent €35,000 on training to minimise effect of hidden prejudice

Calls for more Luas trams as Green Line faces overcrowding and delays

A tram broke down on the Green Line for a second day running

Calls to build 3,000 new homes at Broadstone Bus Depot and Cathal Brugha barracks

The proposals will be debated in the Dail this evening

Heritage Bill ‘should be scrapped’

The Government’s newly passed Heritage Bill should be scrapped entirely because of the damage it will do to wildlife in hedges across the country, TDs have claimed.

Women TDs demand inquiry into harassment in parliament

The women’s caucus has asked Leinster House to consider hiring an independent expert to look into experiences of Oireachtas staff

New policy to allow women breastfeed in Dáil and Seanad chambers

Catherine Martin insists it is essential Houses are a ‘breastfeeding-friendly workplace’

Inquiry into allegations of sexism at Leinster House urged

Oireachtas Women’s Caucus writes to Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl over issue

Minister for Housing’s first Dáil vote comes tumbling down

Green party motion passed to fix ‘appalling construction standards’ of boom building

Plastic pollution: Deposit scheme plan for bottles, cans published

Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill 2017 seeks to ban single-use, non-recyclable plastics

Green Party seeks building regulator to enforce safety rules

Motion calls for improved regulation of building standards and new legal rights for homebuyers

Religious order sells Dublin lands for €13m despite objections

Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary sell 5.4 acre site in Goatstown

Delay in opening Ballinteer Educate Together ‘not right’

Pupils at south Dublin school have been using temporary accommodation since 2012

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