Green Party lays out 17 demands for entering coalition negotiations. The demands include a commitment to very ambitious annual reductions of 7 per cent in carbon emissions; a fifth of all transport capital spending to be ringfenced for cycling and walking, as well as two-thirds of the overall transport budget to be targeted at public transport rather than private transport.
Irish Times 23rd April 2020 read more »
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The Green Party is inching closer to participation in government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, despite re-emphasising its red line yesterday. Eamon Ryan, its leader, indicated for the first time that it could enter full-scale talks with those parties as part of a grand coalition. He said the economic situation facing the country was stark, and the Green Party would step up to play its role to help the economy to recover should it formally decide to enter coalition. Mr Ryan said he would hope it was “possible to go into the talks”. The party wants a non-negotiable commitment from other partners to cut Ireland’s emissions by 7 per cent each year as its price for involvement. He said if Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar committed to this then his party would be ready to join the coalition.
Times 24th April 2020 read more »