Category Archives: Election

‘This election is make or break for the Green Party’

Good article by Cara Augustenborg in today’s Indo. The current outgoing Dáil was much the poorer for not having a green voice. The so called establishment parties (on the right, less right and centre!) have barely a word to say … Continue reading

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Next politician that calls to your door ask him/her to outline their party’s environmental policy

With #GE16 almost upon us we hope that whoever ends up with their hands on the tiller of the good ship Ireland can deliver on all the pre-election promises made. On the environmental front we want to see a focus … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was!

“Same as it ever was” sang David Byrne of Talking Heads. He might well have been talking about the performance of our political leaders in the first of the pre-election Leaders’ Debates on RTE 1. The amount of populist rhetoric and … Continue reading

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So where does the Green Party stand on the 8th Amendment?

In the Green Party, positions such as these are agreed by a 66% vote of our members. In the past, the Green Party has had no position on repeal or otherwise of the 8th amendment. At our most recent convention … Continue reading

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Still looking for a reason to vote Green?

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan to speak in Gorey

Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan, speaks at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey this Friday, Feb 5, at 7.30pm. Eamon is coming to Wexford with a message: it is time for the Greens to make their voice heard again in the … Continue reading

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Ann’s Election Launch Evening A Great Success

Wexford Green Party’s candidate in the General Election, Ann Walsh, pulled a big crowd to her launch party last Friday. I think it is fair to say that this is the very first Green Party event ever at The Golden Anchor … Continue reading

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Green Party Election Convention 2016

The 2016 Green Party Election Convention takes place January 16th in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2. We are looking forward to meeting up with fellow members and friends of the Greens and to hearing from our candidates from around the island. The day … Continue reading

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Eamon Ryan and the Green Party could bring a fresh perspective to political landscape says Irish Examiner

Eamon Ryan and the Green Party could bring a fresh perspective to political landscape says Alison O’Connor writing today in the Irish Examiner. Referring to Ryan she says “Listening to him it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Ann’s Election Campaign Launch

Ann Walsh officially launches her election campaign on Friday 8th Jan at 7.15pm at the Golden Anchor in Castletown. Trevor Sargent will attend and speak. Ann herself will outline her reasons for running and detail why she believes the Green voice must … Continue reading

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“Housing crisis emerges as single biggest election issue”, says newspaper

The Irish Times reports that, according to a survey carried out by www.whichcandidate.ie, housing and health are the issues at the top of the list of most candidates in the upcoming General Election. Other items getting prominent mention were education, water charges, … Continue reading

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Wexford Green Party announces candidate for General Election 2016

The Green Party has announced that Ann Walsh will be the party’s candidate for Co Wexford in the 2016 General Election. Ann, originally from New Ross but now living in Castletown, says she is very much looking forward to the … Continue reading

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“I AM THE ONE!”

With the elections almost upon us politicians up and down the country are growing ever more frenetic in their efforts to convince you that “I AM THE ONE”! The last minute attempts to ensure all bases are covered has more than a … Continue reading

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Elections – don’t you just love ‘em!

The elections were some craic though weren’t they?  The tension, the drama, the pontificating experts, the cliff-hanger outcomes, the grey stoic faces of the vanquished, the whoops of joy from the victorious. Live theatre at its best. John Bowman was … Continue reading

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Grace will work for “a politics of the common good”

At the recent launch of the Green Euro election manifesto, candidate for Ireland South, Grace O’Sullivan, said: “The Government are not listening to the people, and it continues to place an undue burden on the most vulnerable in our society. … Continue reading

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Cllr Danny Forde – working for Wexford

As Cllr Danny Forde faces into the final few weeks of campaigning before the elections he has taken time out to tell us how he feels he can make a difference. Forde has been getting a very positive reaction on … Continue reading

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With elections looming Labour’s Joan Burton breaks her silence!

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton finally decides enough is enough and she is making a stand. She wants no cuts to her department’s budget. We read in the Indo that the Minister “launched a scathing attack on a number … Continue reading

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‘Kick up the arse’

I read in www.thejournal.ie that, on the subject of the first pre-election opinion poll (the Irish Indo’s Millward Brown poll), a Fine Gael party source has described it as “a long overdue kick up the arse”. http://www.thejournal.ie/european-election-opinion-poll-labour-1436968-Apr2014

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Duncan Stewart decides not to run for Europe and gives support to Grace

Duncan Stewart has decided not to run in the upcoming European elections opting, instead, to give his full support to the Green Party’s Grace O’Sullivan. http://greenparty.ie/news?n=393

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Danny Forde to run for Council again

Green Party Councillor Danny Forde has been confirmed as the party’s sole candidate in County Wexford in the upcoming local elections. Having just completed his first term as a Councillor Danny has built up a reputation as a hard-working, no-nonsense … Continue reading

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