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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

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:

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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