Sunday February 16, 2020

Green red lines: potential hurdles in coalition talks

Nearly all potential coalition options currently include the Greens, so what would be its conditions for entering government?

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

10th February, 2020
Neasa Hourigan of the Green Party is congratulated by Paschal Donohoe on her election in Dublin Central. Picture:

As the votes continue to be counted, the make-up of the next Dáil is starting to become clearer. There are numerous permutations that could make up the next government, and nearly all options appear to involve the Green Party.

This means that the party’s red lines could prove a deciding factor in the formation of the next government. So what are they likely to be?

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