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Two shades of Green as 'engine' deputy may be about to overtake Ryan

Philip Ryan


  

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Catherine Martin, deputy leader of the Green Party

Catherine Martin, deputy leader of the Green Party

Catherine Martin, deputy leader of the Green Party

It's not that there is open hostility towards Eamon Ryan within the Green Party. Most reasonable members accept Ryan has done an admirable job leading the party from the depths of despair after the financial crash to the historic highs of the last general election.

However, they believe he has served his purpose and the time has come to step aside.

Catherine Martin's role in the Green Party's resurgence has gone somewhat unnoticed to the wider public, but her supporters say she is the real driving force behind the party's revival.