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One more time – the Green Party faithful take their second leap of faith in two decades

John Downing


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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy party leader Catherine Martin. Photo: Tom Burke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy party leader Catherine Martin. Photo: Tom Burke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy party leader Catherine Martin. Photo: Tom Burke

The Green Party faithful are working off the simplest of maxims: “If not now – when?”

In endorsing their leadership’s coalition deal, they have taken their second leap of faith inside two decades and are fighting for principles which they hold dear and for which they are prepared to take some big chances.

The end result for the party was 1,435 in favour of going into government with 457 against, a majority of 76pc.


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