Friday August 14, 2020

Lowry: Greens want to freeze us out of talks on government

Potential coalition party leaders due to brief independents on government plans this week

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
21st June, 2020
Michael Lowry said he saw little purpose in holding any meeting ahead of the parties finding out whether their members have approved the proposed programme for government on Friday.

Independent TDs have claimed that the Green Party is planning to exclude them from government in a bid to maximise their leverage over Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the next government.

The leaders of the three potential coalition parties are due to contact representatives of the Regional Group of eight independent TDs early this week, with a view to holding discussions on whether they would give their support to the proposed coalition.

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