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Fianna Fáil suspects internal rift keeping Greens from joining coalition

FF fears Green leader Eamon Ryan will fail to convince Catherine Martin to take part in a grand coalition

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
22nd March, 2020
Eamon Ryan is known to be keen on getting into government to drive the green agenda, but Catherine Martin, his deputy, has been a prominent supporter of the “national government” proposal. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Fianna Fáil is fearful that a split between Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin is keeping the Green Party out of government.

The Greens are maintaining their holding position that they want to see a national government involving all parties rather than join a “grand coalition” of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Independents.

Ryan is known to be keen on getting into government to drive the green agenda, but Martin...

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