Green Party leadership contest would not be ideal during government talks

A leading north west based member of the Green Party says recent media speculation surrounding the party leadership has been over hyped.


Four Green Party councillors wrote to deputy leader Catherine Martin “urging” her to challenge Eamon Ryan for the leadership of the party.



National Coordinator of the Green Party and former local and general election candidate in the North West Bláithín Gallagher has confirmed that the party’s constitution states that a leadership election should take place six months after every general election:




The Chairperson of the Green party’s National Executive says so far no party member has confirmed they will challenge Eamon Ryan for the leadership of the party.  The Leitrim party administrator refused to be drawn on whether a change of leadership would benefit the party.


Bláithín Gallagher did acknowledge the timing of any possible contest is far from ideal with the party currently locked in government formation talks: