The Green Party has emerged as the most likely partner for the two traditional parties of government in recent days. But last night Mr Ryan said he was not seeking to be head of government for any period. The deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil includes a rotating taoiseach arrangement, with Micheál Martin and Mr Varadkar splitting the time evenly. It is understood that the possibility of Mr Ryan, the Green Party leader, taking up the role for a year has been raised within the Greens’ internal discussions. Party members discussed the possibility of Mr Ryan serving for a year, followed by Mr Martin for two years and finally Mr Varadkar for the remaining two years, in a five-year deal.
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