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What's on offer in draft programme for government won't lead to transformation required

Clare Bailey


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'Emerging data shows that the poorest in our society have borne the brunt of Covid-19 and we know that climate breakdown is an emergency for all, especially those facing economic hardship.' (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

'Emerging data shows that the poorest in our society have borne the brunt of Covid-19 and we know that climate breakdown is an emergency for all, especially those facing economic hardship.' (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

'Emerging data shows that the poorest in our society have borne the brunt of Covid-19 and we know that climate breakdown is an emergency for all, especially those facing economic hardship.' (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Green political movement has experienced a resurgence throughout the UK and Ireland, and indeed across Europe.

The February Dail election saw significant gains for the Green Party throughout Ireland as people voted for transformative change - a fairer society and a serious effort to tackle climate breakdown.

Intensive negotiations aimed at forming a coalition government involving multiple parties followed.