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Matt Cooper: Green ministers all facing ill-winds as controversies pollute their watch

Ryan, Martin and O’Gorman are all on the back foot over their perceived poor performance since taking office

Eamon Ryan fought his way back to the Dáil and then government and is far wilier than some of his critics would have it

Cabinet is all about collective responsibility but there are times when individual ministers get isolated. The Green Party’s three senior ministers in cabinet – party leader Eamon Ryan, his deputy Catherine Martin and Roderic O’Gorman – all are in the crosshairs for public criticism at present, Ryan over Dublin Airport, Martin because of RTÉ and O’Gorman for his handling of immigration to which might be added one or two failed referendums next weekend if things ...