Green wave came too late for some to get a shot at the Dáil

The party had selected most of its general election candidates before its surprise local and European success, and leader Eamon Ryan is sticking to the plan

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
4th August, 2019
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Eamon Ryan: the Green Party leader does not want to run more than one candidate in each seat Picture: Rollingnews.ie

It’s a problem the Green Party never dreamed it would have even six months ago – how to plan for a general election in the wake of local and European election results that brought far more success than it ever expected.

Having selected most of its candidates before the local elections, the Green Party suddenly found itself with a surplus of young and ambitious potential candidates who would relish a shot at the...

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