Eamon Ryan narrowly wins Green Party leadership race
It's a win for Eamon Ryan.
Eamon Ryan has been re-elected to the role of Green Party leader, seeing off his deputy Catherine Martin by 994 votes to 946.
The winner of the contest was announced this evening via live broadcast to the party membership.
The vote followed a tumultuous few months for the Green Party, and Ryan personally. In the last two months, the Greens have entered into government, Ryan apologised for referring to the n-word in the Dáil without censoring himself, and fell asleep during a Dáil vote.
Earlier today, prominent Green Party member Saoirse McHugh announced she would be leaving the party, and Councillor Lorna Bogue was temporarily suspended after speaking out against government formation talks.
Nevertheless, Ryan will continue in the role that he has held since 2011, after two-thirds of the Green Party membership turned out for the leadership contest. Ryan is also Minister for Transport and Climate Action in the current government, while Martin is Minister for Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht.