Sunday January 19, 2020

Greens refuse to be diverted on transport policy

Eamon Ryan promises to redirect funds from roads to public transport, despite past setbacks

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
16th January, 2020
Catherine Martin, Eamon Ryan and Pippa Hackett of the Green Party: the party’s attitude to roads has given ammunition to its opponents in the past. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Putting more investment into public transport instead of roads is a key Green Party policy for the general election.

In the past, that approach has hurt some of its candidates because of local demands for a “new road”.

At the 2007 general election, the Green Party senator Niall Ó Brolcháin was seen as a great prospect for a seat in Galway West. Fianna Fáil was under severe pressure because Galway city had just...

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