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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

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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