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# green-party - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?
# Feet Under The Table
# Feet Under The Table

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Jun 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 48,802 Views 111 Comments

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# green-party - Friday 19 June, 2020

'That's the Green way': Catherine Martin says party will accept if members vote against government deal
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'That's the Green way': Catherine Martin says party will accept if members vote against government deal

Jun 19th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,414 Views 67 Comments

Catherine Martin is calling on Green Party members to back the deal to go into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# green-party - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Green Party division on entering government laid bare as party concludes online convention
# Greens In Government
# Greens In Government

Green Party division on entering government laid bare as party concludes online convention

Updated Jun 18th 2020, 9:40 PM 36,180 Views 106 Comments

About 2,600 members of the Green Party registered to watch the online convention.

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 16,917 Views 82 Comments

RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,130 Views 47 Comments

The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’

'We will take down the government' - Green Party members promised drastic action if promises are broken
# Green Party
# Green Party

'We will take down the government' - Green Party members promised drastic action if promises are broken

Jun 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,349 Views 65 Comments

All three parties are balloting their members on the programme for government and are expected to announce the result on Friday week.

# green-party - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it
# Neasa Hourigan
# Neasa Hourigan

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,508 Views 149 Comments

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# green-party - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support
# Majority Government
# Majority Government

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

Jun 16th 2020, 5:27 PM 18,039 Views 54 Comments

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government
# Coalition
# Coalition

Éamon Ó Cuív and Saoirse McHugh say they won't back programme for government

Jun 16th 2020, 11:18 AM 32,241 Views 135 Comments

Ó Cuív said he “seriously” fears for the future of Fianna Fáil.

# green-party - Monday 15 June, 2020

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government
# Green Light
# Green Light

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members endorse programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 11:16 PM 18,157 Views 97 Comments

The Green Party have voted in favour of the proposed programme for government but there have been four abstentions.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 12:08 PM 67,378 Views 274 Comments

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

# green-party - Sunday 14 June, 2020

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 10:15 PM 43,918 Views 212 Comments

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

# green-party - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 11:44 AM 17,958 Views 66 Comments

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

# green-party - Friday 12 June, 2020

Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'
# Racism
# Racism

Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'

Jun 12th 2020, 9:22 AM 25,250 Views 25 Comments

The Green Party leader was quoting from an article Gallen wrote about his experience of racism in Ireland.

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Still some 'heavy lifting' to be done in government formation talks, as teams work towards weekend deal

Jun 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 8,469 Views 31 Comments

It is understood some progress was made in relation to agriculture and emissions, with parties signing off on the 7% target.

# green-party - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,625 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

# green-party - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks
# Getting There
# Getting There

'Progress made' but no breakthrough yet in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition talks

Updated Jun 7th 2020, 7:35 PM 20,125 Views 103 Comments

Good progress was made yesterday but there is still disagreement on some issues according to Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon.

# green-party - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Catherine Martin will challenge Eamon Ryan for the Green Party leadership
# Green Party
# Green Party

Catherine Martin will challenge Eamon Ryan for the Green Party leadership

Jun 6th 2020, 8:39 PM 34,104 Views 107 Comments

Eamon Ryan has already stated he will contest the election.

# green-party - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens, FF and FG to meet today for plenary session on programme for government

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:30 PM 8,429 Views 73 Comments

All sides will attempt to agree a significant number of policies today.

# green-party - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

May 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 19,211 Views 98 Comments

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

# green-party - Monday 25 May, 2020

Eamon Ryan says he wasn't thrown by letter that urged Catherine Martin to contest leadership
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Eamon Ryan says he wasn't thrown by letter that urged Catherine Martin to contest leadership

May 25th 2020, 12:22 PM 13,994 Views 45 Comments

Government formation talks continue this week with a view to getting a government up and running by June.

# green-party - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Catherine Martin will give 'serious consideration' to contesting the Green Party leadership
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Catherine Martin will give 'serious consideration' to contesting the Green Party leadership

Updated May 20th 2020, 5:26 PM 27,446 Views 75 Comments

While the party talks about entering government, it has another battle on its hands.

# green-party - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Green Party cllr 'wants to find out' if fire on Bull Island is connected to the return of cars
# Nature Reserve
# Nature Reserve

Green Party cllr 'wants to find out' if fire on Bull Island is connected to the return of cars

May 19th 2020, 3:08 PM 32,693 Views 53 Comments

Vehicular traffic returned to the nature reserve after yesterday’s change in government guidelines.

# green-party - Monday 18 May, 2020

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today
# Coalition
# Coalition

After weekend row, Varadkar, Martin and Ryan sat down for talks on government formation today

May 18th 2020, 3:05 PM 11,324 Views 73 Comments

Fine Gael accused some Fianna Fáil TDs of “damaging” the talks process at the weekend.

# green-party - Monday 11 May, 2020

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

May 11th 2020, 1:47 PM 10,299 Views 134 Comments

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

# green-party - Thursday 7 May, 2020

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

May 7th 2020, 6:25 PM 15,264 Views 150 Comments

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

# green-party - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Green Party will enter coalition talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Green Party will enter coalition talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Updated May 3rd 2020, 8:14 PM 39,778 Views 277 Comments

The leaders of FG and FF have both welcomed this development.

# green-party - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation
# Government Talks
# Government Talks

'More urgency needed' to form government as two Covid-19 supports require legislation

Updated May 2nd 2020, 2:15 PM 23,127 Views 126 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that we could have a new government in June.

# green-party - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF and FG tell the Greens they want to 'tease out' how 7% emissions reduction might be achieved

Apr 29th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,677 Views 174 Comments

Responding in a letter to the Green Party, Martin and Varadkar make a number of commitments.

# green-party - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Varadkar hopes the Green Party will soon decide to enter into formal talks on government formation

Updated Apr 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,313 Views 125 Comments

Roscommon TD Denis Naughten has been critical of some of the Green Party’s environmental policies.

# green-party - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Eamon Ryan dismisses suggestion of him becoming the next Taoiseach

Apr 22nd 2020, 11:05 PM 25,324 Views 93 Comments

When it was suggested to him that Ryan could become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar replied that he would “listen to any proposal”.

# green-party - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Greens want more detail on emission targets and housing from FF-FG

Apr 16th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,916 Views 85 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the document was ‘vague’.

# green-party - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Green Party rules out FG/FF coalition, calls for national unity government to tackle coronavirus
# National Unity
# National Unity

Green Party rules out FG/FF coalition, calls for national unity government to tackle coronavirus

Mar 11th 2020, 5:21 PM 30,310 Views 128 Comments

The Green’s 12 TDs met today to discuss their options for building a coalition.

# green-party - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party
# Formation
# Formation

'Tetchy' Fianna Fáil meeting as Micheál Martin told strategy of hammering SF is damaging the party

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 81,901 Views 358 Comments

Martin said discussions take place next week but other parties must “come to the table”.

# green-party - Monday 2 March, 2020

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
# Warning
# Warning

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 20,086 Views 36 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# green-party - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

Feb 29th 2020, 4:12 PM 40,805 Views 127 Comments

She also described a comment about the Greens as being “Fine Gael bikes” was “lighthearted”.

# green-party - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael meeting hears party 'wouldn't be worse off' by another election and might even pick up more seats

Feb 26th 2020, 8:30 PM 37,699 Views 123 Comments

Concerned TDs also voiced concerns that Green Party policies would be a hard sell in rural Ireland.

# green-party - Monday 24 February, 2020

Green leader Ryan says Dáil numbers are 'difficult' but 'that doesn't stop us talking to Sinn Féin'
# How Ya Getting On
# How Ya Getting On

Green leader Ryan says Dáil numbers are 'difficult' but 'that doesn't stop us talking to Sinn Féin'

Feb 24th 2020, 5:55 PM 15,209 Views 54 Comments

Eamon Ryan made the comments after his party held initial meetings with Sinn Féin today.

# green-party - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'
# Coalition Talks
# Coalition Talks

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan doesn't see the numbers on the left for 'a stable government'

Feb 18th 2020, 1:55 PM 18,412 Views 106 Comments

Ryan says a government is needed that will last for ‘three or four years’.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting
# New Government
# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,546 Views 170 Comments

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.