Why Northerners will take a big interest in all-Ireland Green Party

Newton Emerson: Greens make up significant part of new unaligned bloc in North

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan outside  Leinster House, with Stephen Matthews TD, Senator  Pauline  O’Reilly and Senator Pippa Hackett. If the party joins  a new Irish government their duality will come under scrutiny from within and without, North and South. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan outside Leinster House, with Stephen Matthews TD, Senator Pauline O’Reilly and Senator Pippa Hackett. If the party joins a new Irish government their duality will come under scrutiny from within and without, North and South. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 2006, the Green Party of Northern Ireland – a standalone party within the UK – voted to become a regional branch of the Green Party of Ireland.

It remains a “sister party” of the Greens in Scotland, England and Wales, with which it formed a single UK party before an amicable demerger in 1990.

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