Green TD to explain challenge to Ceta as party anger mounts
Colleagues complained they were ‘blindsided’ by move, which might endanger progress on other policy issues
The Green Party TD behind a High Court challenge to the government’s plan to ratify the Ceta trade deal is to explain his decision to the parliamentary party early this week.
Patrick Costello shocked his colleagues when he emailed them shortly before a party meeting last Monday to say that he had begun a court action on whether the EU-Canada trade deal could be ratified without a referendum.
Costello is said to have...
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