Greens can realise an alternative to continued neoliberalism if they reject the coalition deal

The media strategy for the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil-Green Party coalition deal seems to rely on a positively-framed list of apparent ‘gains’ for the Green Party, giving the overall prejudice of a good deal. The Greens, perhaps more than any party in the Republic’s system, know that the measure of this deal is its saleability to at least two-thirds of a wary party membership across the island. The slew of pre-publication articles offering hors d’oeuvres of a ‘widely-leaked’ but withheld programme …

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