Thursday August 13, 2020

Green in the face: a party poised at a delicate juncture

In the teeth of government formation talks, the Green Party has been going through a crisis of conscience at a crucial historic moment

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
14th June, 2020
Tensions had been increasing within the Green party even before Eamon Ryan’s n-word controversy. Picture: PA

There’s so much going on in the Green Party these days that you’d almost forget that it’s in the middle of negotiating a programme for government.

If a leadership contest with his deputy leader wasn’t enough of a distraction from matters at hand, Eamon Ryan added a racism row to the mix with his ill-advised repetition of the N-word while quoting from an article on racism during a Dáil...

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