Monday August 10, 2020

Green day: A stunning comeback for the eco outsiders

Less than a decade after they were excoriated for propping up a zombie Fianna Fáil government, a shift in public thinking about climate change has propelled the Greens back to national prominence

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th May, 2019
A triumphant Ciarán Cuffe of the Green Party at the RDS in DublinPictures: Maura Hickey

Green Party TD Catherine Martin and her husband had been well and truly splashed by the Green wave. There was a new Green Party councillor elected in Martin’s Dublin Rathdown constituency, and her brother Vincent P Martin was the poll-topper in Naas in Kildare County Council. For good measure, her husband Francis Duffy comfortably held on to his Green seat on South Dublin County council.

All around the country, Green Party candidates were...

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