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Green Party rift on EU-Canada deal sidelined via Coalition committee

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement a persistent cause of simmering discontent

A potentially damaging split within the Green Party over the controversial EU-Canada trade deal has been averted by a Government decision to refer the matter to an Oireachtas…

  • Harry McGee
  • The Irish Times

The deal known as Ceta – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – was due to be ratified by the Dáil in December.

But the vote was postponed over fears that at least two Green TDs would vote against the Government.

Since then the third Coalition party has been involved in an intense and…

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