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Analysis: Greens leadership challenge raises doubts over coalition hopes

A threat to Eamon Ryan’s position could be more than simply an attempt to change party leader – it may well be aimed at scuppering any government formation deal with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

20th May, 2020
Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, and Catherin Martin, deputy leader, may go head to head in a leadership contest

Eamon Ryan could have been forgiven for thinking things were finally back on track after a torturous few weeks trying to get his party to agree on entering coalition talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

But while the discussions appear to be progressing at a decent pace, an unexpected threat to his Green Party leadership has suddenly arisen in the shape of four Cork councillors who want deputy leader Catherine Martin to...

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