Green Party’s internal disagreements may put the new coalition under strain

The contest for the party leadership won’t help the Greens to adjust to the pressures of governing in a crisis

28th June, 2020
Green Party’s internal disagreements may put the new coalition under strain
Green Party TD’s Eamon Ryan & Catherine Martin. Picture: Collins

The timing of the Green Party’s leadership contest could hardly be more unfortunate. In most parties, in most circumstances, such a contest would be unthinkable.

After a general election in which the party’s Dáil strength grew four-fold and as it enters a new government at a time of severe crisis, the challenge to Eamon Ryan’s leadership from Catherine Martin, the deputy leader, will be a distraction which the party, and the new government,...

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