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The Green Party’s Eamon Ryan

The Green Party’s Eamon Ryan

The Green Party’s Eamon Ryan

A green revolution is set to transform the Republic's politics after more than a month of high-stakes government talks.

The two Civil War parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, are on the brink of forming an historic coalition after making a series of concessions to secure Green Party support.

Now all sides face an anxious wait to see if the Programme for Government will be approved by the membership of the three parties. Most in doubt is the position of the Green Party's grassroots, where a two-thirds majority is needed to get the deal over the line.