The policies on which the Green Party hope to be elected in the first campaign where the party is a real contender for government.
Village outlines the main policies on which the Labour Party are campaigning with Fine Gael for election to the 30th Dail,
The main national policies as outlined by Fine Gael in their policy manifestos (some in conjunction with Labour).
Below, Village outlines the policies and promises made to the Irish electorate by FIanna Fail should the party be returned to office.
Opposition parties could not have hoped for a better start to the election campaign. An Irish Times opinion poll published two days before the election was called by Bertie Ahern last Sunday showed a dramatic increase in Fine Gael's approval rating to 31 per cent from 26 per cent in January. The increase came largely at the expense of Fianna Fail who slid three points to 34 per cent, bringing the Fine Gael-Labour alternative four points ahead of the incumbent coalition.
A dispute over the government's interpretation of the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) has resulted in Irish consumers being unable to purchase electrical or electronic equipment from some British websites, like Amazon.
An organisation is taking a case against the government regarding legislation which allows for the retention of data on individuals by communications providers. By Tom Rowe
In a nod to our obviously tech-savvy sisters (see article in Technology News), and in the realisation that this section is a bit too Boys Own sometimes, Village has decided to embrace its feminine side and look at some gadgets for girls. This was harder than you might think, as a promise was made not to just review pink electronic gear. Luckily, it turns out that there are lots of gadgets that girls would love to own, without making themselves look like Barbie.
Tom Rowe on the latest snippets of news from the world of technology
Tom Rowe recounts his 'journey' through Europe in the mobile cinematic experience of Cargo Sofia which runs until Friday 4 May from St. Georges Dock in Dublin.