The Green Party has so far managed to avoid too much damage in the polls, despite the huge drop in support for its larger coalition partner, Fianna Fáil.
But, as the public braces itself for the most austere budget since the 1980s, the chances of the Greens escaping untarnished in the local and European elections in June are remote.
The state of exchequer finances means major spending cuts and increased taxes for all...
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