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The Green party are proposing to increase social welfare payments by 50 euro per week.   The suggestion has been made by Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities Joe O’ Brien.   National Coordinator and Chair of…

Grants may be offered to farmers to plant trees along rivers and watercourses to act as a ‘carbon sink’. There’s also be to be a new focus on preventing pollution of rivers and streams by fertilisers and pesticides. The Green Party idea was approved in principle at a Cabinet sub-committee…

Just over €2m has been allocated for the north west to bring 64 homes up to modern energy efficient standards. The money comes from the national €35m Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing with the programme for government aiming to upgrade 500,000 homes by 2030. Dr. Bláithín Gallagher, National…

A Donegal Independent councillor is accusing the government of ‘flying a kite’ after a Green Party minister signalled that the reintroduction of water charges could again be considered. Malcolm Noonan, a junior minister in the Department of Housing, which is responsible for Irish Water, says the possibility of introducing water…

A leading Green party member in the north west has defended the fact that the party only spent 500 euro of state funding on promoting the participation of women in politics last year.   The revelation was contained in the party’s declaration to the standards in Public office Commission.  …

The national coordinator of the Green Party has said it’s too early to say yet whether the members of the party will accept the programme for government.   The party will stage a special convention today to vote on the details contained in the programme for government document which has…

North West based members of the Green party have been challenged to step up to the plate and ensure that the issue of ‘one off planning in Leitrim’ is included in the ongoing government formation talks.   The call have been made by the Leitrim Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott.…