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Calls Grow For Eamonn Ryan To Step Aside As Green Party Leader

It appears that there are growing numbers in the Greens, backing a move to change the leader of the party.

Catherine Martin has said she will give serious consideration to contesting for the leadership of the Green Party.

A number of Green councillors have nominated her to challenge Eamon Ryan's leadership.

The Greens have to hold a leadership contest within 6 months of a general election and today nominations opened.

A number of local councillors have nominated TD Catherine Martin, asking her to challenge Eamon Ryan's leadership.

Deputy Martin has thanked them and said she'll consider it in the coming days, but that the negotiations to form a government are her main focus.

She also said if there is a contest, it should happen only after government formation talks conclude.

The current process would see nominations for the leadership close on June 7th - by which stage a government deal could be done.

Though it could mean that the Greens would be asked to vote on whether or not to enter government, without knowing who would lead them in that government.

A number of TDs have said they'll back Eamon Ryan, but some in the party believe it's time for a change at the top.

Green party councillor in Bray Erica Doyle said she is supporting Eamonn Ryan, but speaking to East Coast FM’s Morning Show, Green councillor in Greystones, Lourde Scott, expressed her support for Deputy Martin.

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