What are the Green Party up to these day?

Marcos the black

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Sometimes it hard to believe that up to Feb these guys were in Govt. because they have completely fallen off the political map (admittedly at the request of the voters).
A quick look at their website (Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas) will tell you that (Mr) Eamon Ryan and co are still planning to Transform Politics.

So without going back down a Green bashing direction, do you see any room for a reinvigorated Green Party in Ireland in the next decade?? Peak oil, extreme weather etc.. FF still in decline, the electorate seems to continue to take out their ire on them, and rightly so.

So could they do it? Could they dust themselves down and make a come back. Is Eamon Ryan the man to do it?
 


TheYouthVote

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Nahh they're gone, nobody is talking about them anymore, their local councillors will be kicked out from their seats in the next election and then that's it for the Greens.
 

jmcc

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They are not gone. They've merely been recycled by the electorate.

Regards...jmcc
 

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Sometimes it hard to believe that up to Feb these guys were in Govt. because they have completely fallen off the political map (admittedly at the request of the voters).
A quick look at their website (Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas) will tell you that (Mr) Eamon Ryan and co are still planning to Transform Politics.

So without going back down a Green bashing direction, do you see any room for a reinvigorated Green Party in Ireland in the next decade?? Peak oil, extreme weather etc.. FF still in decline, the electorate seems to continue to take out their ire on them, and rightly so.

So could they do it? Could they dust themselves down and make a come back. Is Eamon Ryan the man to do it?
Sorting out their allotments for the winter. They will never have a summer again.
 

Sierra

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One or two of their remaining councillors are remaining pretty active and seem to be upping their presence in local papers and the like. The party has a long road to recovery ahead - hard to see them returning to national politics . . .
 

Marcos the black

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Sorting out their allotments for the winter. They will never have a summer again.
Yeah, it's a bit ironic. Renault are launching their Electric car range in November. If the Greens were still about they'd be all over it like a rash, about how this is the way forward. Now that they're gone as a Political "force" will they even be invited to the event?? as onlookers..
 
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bogtrotter

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It's a shame really that they allowed greed for power destroy their party as they did seem to have something to offer...

Let their plight be a warning to the Labour party, unless they can get some of their own policies up and working then they ( the Lab Party) will end up in the rubbish bin as well....
 

Harvy

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Green politics are the politics of the contented and there's not too many of them around now.
 

rigumagoo

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I disagree with all the people welcoming the death of the Green Party.

Although I dislike their ideology, it is important for a functioning democracy to have a wide spectrum on political parties.

As it stands now, we get to choose between hurr Left of Centre and durr Right of Centre.

Even better is when, once you have made your decision and cast your ballot, you find out that- suprise as*hole!- they go into government with each other anyway!
 

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Sometimes it hard to believe that up to Feb these guys were in Govt. because they have completely fallen off the political map (admittedly at the request of the voters).
A quick look at their website (Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas) will tell you that (Mr) Eamon Ryan and co are still planning to Transform Politics.

So without going back down a Green bashing direction, do you see any room for a reinvigorated Green Party in Ireland in the next decade?? Peak oil, extreme weather etc.. FF still in decline, the electorate seems to continue to take out their ire on them, and rightly so.

So could they do it? Could they dust themselves down and make a come back. Is Eamon Ryan the man to do it?
There will always be room for a Green Party. John Bowman was spot on...

[video=youtube;Ff73AbegxW8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff73AbegxW8&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 

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At the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, we have the following...
You are invited to join the Keough-Naughton Institute in welcoming John Gormley, former Leader of the Irish Green Party, Lord Mayor of Dublin, and Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, as he delivers his first lecture to the Notre Dame community, entitled Irish Politics After the Celtic Tiger at 4:00 PM today in 424 Flanner Hall.
 

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The Greens have been getting TDs elected since the late 80s. I think they will be back with one or two parliamentarians in future elections. They will be a fringe group but a voice that will stay with us.
 

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They have a unique idealogical set of beliefs. As long as no other party emerges to take that from them they have a future. Once the oil prices and global warming starts to really come to the fore I think they will see a bounce in support
 

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Edit: double post
 

Spanner Island

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Seriously... who gives a f***?

They kept the most hated Government in the history of the state in office years past its sell by date which enabled the abortions that were the saving of Anglo and creation of NAMA to happen.

May they rot in political hell along with the eFFing traitors.
 

ger12

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I give a f***.
He's asked 10 very straight and smart questions of the candidates.
 

goosebump

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They have a unique idealogical set of beliefs. As long as no other party emerges to take that from them they have a future. Once the oil prices and global warming starts to really come to the fore I think they will see a bounce in support
Given the track record of the Irish electorate, they'll probably blame the Greens for Global Warming.
 


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