Green Party lays out 17 demands for entering coalition negotiations

Ryan says 7% greenhouse emissions reduction would effectively comprise red line for party

 Green party leader Eamon Ryan at Leinster House last week. Photograph: Collins

Green party leader Eamon Ryan at Leinster House last week. Photograph: Collins

The Green Party has set out 17 demands that must be met before it would be amendable to consider coalition talks involving Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

The demands include a commitment to very ambitious annual reductions of 7 per cent in carbon emissions; a fifth of all transport capital spending to be ringfenced for cycling and walking, as well as two-thirds of the overall transport budget to be targeted at public transport rather than private transport.

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