Sunday August 9, 2020

Analysis: Lack of trust among some Greens is greatest risk to coalition deal

Party members complain that the programme for government is too vague, but taking seats at the cabinet table could offer them the best chance to achieve their goals

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

16th June, 2020
Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, at Government Buildings during the final phase of government formation talks last weekend. He needs two-thirds of his party’s members to approved the draft deal. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/

The Irish Wildlife Trust has hailed it as “potentially transformative”, Stop Climate Chaos has said it could mark a major advance in Irish climate policy if implemented, and the Irish Refugee Council has hailed it as a “necessary step for triggering future change”.

The draft programme for government certainly hasn’t been short of plaudits from environmental and social justice campaigners since it was published on Monday afternoon.

Such organisations...

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