Susan O’Keeffe: Eamon Ryan’s ambitious scheme may soon require its own retrofit

What is pushed out as a universal programme is simply not

‘Eamon Ryan’s decision this week is ambition writ large – for his party and himself and for the necessary reduction in Ireland’s harmful emissions.’ Picture: Julien Behal

Aiming to be a game changer is a common enough occurrence for politicians. After all, wanting to stand out, be noticed and talked about is central to the political ambition and all kinds of deals and promises are made to try to achieve this.

Like a Willy Wonka golden ticket moment, every now and again, a golden opportunity to change the game for real presents itself. And Eamon Ryan, Green leader and Minister for the ...