Eamon Ryan delays ‘controversial’ car reduction memo to allow more time for government discussion

The strategy will be one of the most ambitious and contentious aspects of the Green Party’s term in government and has already caused division within the Dáil and within government ranks

Eamon Ryan: Delaying memo to "to give people time to read it further" because "it is controversial". Picture: Sam Boal/

A memo due to go to cabinet on forming a car reduction strategy will be delayed for at least two weeks to give ministers a chance to consider in detail the controversial proposal.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Transport, was due to bring a memo to government today which would have triggered a year-long process of developing a car “demand management strategy” with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of cars ...