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Proposals: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Proposals: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Proposals: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is open to a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael if it cannot advance its proposal for a national unity government.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have so far rejected the Greens' call for the establishment of an administration involving all parties in the Dáil to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

While continuing to actively pursue the unity government proposal, a senior Green Party source said a coalition with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil cannot be ruled out, and downplayed suggestions it would not be supported by the majority of Green members.