A group of young Green party members have said they can't support the Programme for Government because it risks a return to austerity.


The signatories - Tate Donnelly, Julie O'Donoghue, Sean McCabe and Mayo's Saoirse McHugh - are all from rural constitiuencies.


They say the carbon tax proposal as it stands would particularly affect rural and low-income families 


Leaders of the youth wing of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have also rejected the programme and any plans for coalition with one another


Tate Donnelly says it contains no new ideas to solve the housing crisis:


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