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Coalition parties face struggle convincing Greens to sign up

There is enough in the framework document drawn up by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to pique the interest of the Green Party, but it‘s very short on specifics

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
15th April, 2020
The Green Party, led by Eamon Ryan, above, could provide stability to a coalition government, but its members doubt their priorities would be delivered. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

It sounds green, it looks green but is it really green enough to tempt the Greens on board?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have finally published the long awaited framework document which the two parties hope contains enough aspirational thinking to draw at least one of the smaller parties into government negotiations.

While getting Labour or the Social Democrats to hitch their wagons to the big two parties would be a help, the...

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