Local Green Party rep nominates Catherine Martin for party leadership

The local Green Party rep has nominated Catherine Martin for the leadership of the party.

Tate Donnelly says he has written to her calling for her to contest.

Under party rules a leadership election must be held within six months of a general election, with growing calls for a change in the party hierarchy.

In a message posted on Twitter, Tate Donnelly paid tribute to the work on Eamon Ryan in rebuilding the party after its disastrous 2011 election but said it’s time for a new leader.

Catherine Martin, who’s originally from Carrickmacross, has been the Green Party deputy leader since 2011.

Yesterday evening, Martin said any campaign to become leader of the Green Party must wait until government formation talks end, but that it’s something she’ll give ‘serious consideration’ to.

Tate Donnelly says she’s been an inspiration for him: