Tag Archives: Green Party

‘Case history’ on how not to do coalition government.

Apparently the Irish people cannot have a general election any time soon according to the latest communication from the Green Party’s Dan Boyle. Why so?  Well to summarise – the Irish voters would put the Labour Party and Fine Gael into Government – two political parties the Greens’ deem unsuitable. Under any other guise this statement could be labelled totalitarianism! Continue reading

“Should I Stay or Should I go?”

 Dáil Chamber
Tomorrow the Green Party will ask themselves the big question Should I Stay or Should I Go?” when they decide if they should support the new Programme for Government and  NAMA .

Or pull out of Goverment and probably cause a General Election.

Much media time and interest is being spent on the newly negotiated Programme for Government however I believe the burning question, and real issue on the table tomorrow is NAMA. Continue reading

Greens in Coalition – The Irish Experience

Bronwen with Joseph Healy and Cllr. Romayne Phoenix

Bronwen Maher is a guest speaker at a meeting being held the Green Party of England & Wales annual conference in Brighton this weekend.  The meeting is being organised by Green Left. Her speech titled ‘Greens in Coalition – the Irish Experience’ tracks the experience of the Green Party in government and its impact on voters, the membership and the party’s future.

Maher claims that  “The Irish Green Party party has lost touch with people’s everyday lives .  The Local and European elections in June also showed that the crisis facing the Irish Green Party is that traditional Green voters will support a viable and credible alternative to the official Green Party candidate”.