The Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin.
Scenes from the Green Party Convention with participants including Ciaran Cuffe (pic 1); Catherine Martin TD (pic 3); Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD (pic 4); pic 7, from left: Councillor Hazel Chu, Janet Horner, Cllr Neasa Hourigan and Cllr Pauline O’Reilly.
In his keynote speech to the party’s national convention in Dublin, Mr Ryan has argued that entering government was the most effective way to address the climate emergency.
Referring back to the Green’s first experience in coalition, which saw the party losing all its seats in 2011, Mr Ryan said: “I know from experience how hard that can be but also what can be achieved. To prepare properly it is important to set out the principles that we would approach any programme for government negotiations.”
He said the party should be willing to talk to any party who shared its core belief in constitutional, democratic and peaceful politics.