Monday May 25, 2020

The Greens’ true intentions: fact and fiction separated

Scare stories abound about the Green Party’s stance on everything from farming to car ownership, from motorways to air travel and business. How true are the allegations put about by their opponents?

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

10th May, 2020
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with deputy leader Catherine Martin. Their opponents are warning about the effects their policies could have on the likes of rural Ireland. Picture: Collins

As they begin talks on forming a government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, opponents of the Green Party have begun to warn about the devastating effect their policies could have on rural Ireland, business and even car ownership. But is there any truth to these allegations or is the party just misunderstood?

Allegation 1: they want to cull the national herd

The suggestion that they want to “cull” the...

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