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Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party

Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party

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Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party

It is "grossly unfair" for Green members in Northern Ireland to have a vote on whether the party should enter a coalition Government in the Republic while their southern counterparts enjoy no similar veto here, a party member has said.

She told the Belfast Telegraph that Greens here should abstain in the crucial vote, which will be counted on Friday.

Green Party leader in Northern Ireland Clare Bailey MLA, deputy leader Mal O'Hara, Rachel Woods MLA and local party councillors have voiced their intention to vote against the blueprint agreed with Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.