Nervous government TDs push back on Green policies as SF rural support grows

The concern for rural government TDs stems from the ongoing efforts to limit emissions from agriculture, with significant disagreement within Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael over the proposals

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are facing pressure from rural backbenchers to oppose Green policies on agricultural emissions. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar are set to face pressure to push back on Green Party policies, as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs grow increasingly nervous of the rising popularity of Sinn Féin and independents among rural voters.

Backbench TDs in both parties have also expressed concern about the impact of certain Green policies at a time of high inflation and economic uncertainty, leading to reports that they will call for a review of ...