Tag Archives: Eamon Ryan

Behind you.

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, waves at Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan today before a discussion between NPHET and the leaders of the three government parties concerning recommendation that the entire country be placed under a nationwide Level 5 lockdown to ‘combat rising cases of Covid-19’.

Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme yesterday, before any mention of Level 5, Mr Ryan said he hoped Level 4 restrictions could be avoided in Dublin and in Donegal, both of which are currently at Level 3.

He said:

“What we’re seeking to do is not to eradicate the virus, I don’t think that’s a viable option but to stabilise it and I think, yes, there’s real concern when you look at other counties [case numbers are] rising very fast.”

Earlier: High Noon



This afternoon.

Leaving Level 5 discussions were, top from left: Dr Holohan; Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; and Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG) Professor Philip Nolan.

They don’t need masks.

They only fear kryptonite.

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews


This morning.

Ossory Roadd, North Strand, Dublin 3.

Embattled Leader of the Green Party and Minister for Climate Action and Communications Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan with Green Party Councillor Donna Cooney (and Poppy, above) at the newly opened Royal Canal Route phase 2 at Newcomen Bridge.

Yesterday: It’s Not Easy

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin last night

Last night.

Brooks Hotel, Dublin 2.

Eamon Ryan won 994 votes to leadership challenger Catherine Martin’s 946 in a ballot of Green Party members.

Eamon Ryan said:

“It was a really close result. There is no two ways about that. The result could have gone either way. I will reflect on that.”

Catherine Martin said:

“There was diversity of opinion about going into coalition and about the programme for Government and that has been expressed but I believe we need to welcome those differences of opinion and be a welcoming space.

In relation to members that have left, I think it is very important that we engage with them.

I’ll be inviting them to talk to us and I’ll be asking them to stick with us.

Last night: Perchance To Dream

Yesterday: Not With The Programme



This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Green Party leadership candidates Catherine Martin and Eamon Ryan attend a cabinet meeting ahead of an announcement of result  by the party at 7pm.

More as we get it.

From top: Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman and Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin; From left: Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity Pippa Hackett ,Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar

Earlier: Not With The Programme


From top: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in the Dáil last night; Green Party CouncillorLorna Bogue

This morning.

Further to the last night’s vote against a a private members motion brought by the Social Democrats which sought to strengthen the rights of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cork Green Party Councillor Lorna Bogue tweetz:

Last night my party voted against maternity payments and against a living wage and collective bargaining for precarious workers.

I’ve no information on why workers rights weren’t defended by the Green Party. Maternity payments were ‘unconstitutional’ if anyone can shed light on that

Workers rights are integral to just transition – we will not reach our climate goals without them.

I also can’t shake the intergenerational nature of the harm we have done today.

We say we are a party for future generations but we abandoned young families and young workers today.

I’ve spent six years defending the Green party – telling people on the doors they wouldn’t repeat the intergenerational harm they inflicted last time.

This party has made a liar out of me. A new generation of the young will pay for the failure of the Green Party with their futures.

Last night: Getting Woke


This morning.

The 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan

Fergal Barry writes:

This morning Cllr  Bogue spoke to PJ Coogan about her disappointment at the party’s vote last night…However she will remain in the party, criticising when necessary from the inside.






Comfy-looking chairs, in fairness.


Previously: Why John Gormley Stayed In Bed

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan will have ‘four or five’ special advisors

Green Party firebrand Saoirse McHugh rails against her party’s unseemly scramble for the ‘goodies’.


Last night: The Special Ones



This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin declines to chat with reporters holding enormous microphone stands ahead of a cabinet meeting.


The deputy leader of the Green Party has called for more clarity regarding Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen’s drink-driving conviction.

In an interview with Newstalk radio, Catherine Martin said that Mr Cowen had “strenuously denied” the allegations over the weekend.

However, the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht added that “more questions” had arisen and “more clarity” was needed.

‘More questions’ around Barry Cowen drink-driving offence – Catherine Martin (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan deigns to chats with reporters – from a distance.

Earlier: Derek Mooney: It’s Not Just Loyalty – It Is Loyality

Yesterday: No Turning Back