Thursday July 16, 2020

Lucinda Creighton: Green revolt risks destabilising the next government

A leadership contest in the current circumstances could be viewed as putting ideology ahead of the national interest

24th May, 2020
Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, and Catherine Martin, deputy leader: a leadership contest is on the cards. Picture: Collins

It is ironic that the two parties deemed to have been the big losers in February’s election have not seen any challenge to the position of their party leaders in the months since, yet the one which enjoyed its best ever general election result is now apparently tearing itself apart.

The brewing revolt in the Green Party over Eamon Ryan’s leadership smacks of ingratitude. Ryan may not be the Messiah, but he is...

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