Green splinter group launches new eco-socialist political party

An Rabharta Glas has yet to elect a leader, but its aim is to ‘democratise and decarbonise’ Irish politics

Caroline Costello, Lorna Bogue and Bobby Tsvetkov, founders of An Rabharta Glas, a new party that aims to ‘democratise and decarbonise’ Irish politics. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A new “Green Left” party was launched yesterday, on an eco-socialist platform to “democratise and decarbonise” Irish politics.

An Rabharta Glas – or the Green Left – is made up of a number of former Green Party members who left the party after it entered government last year, as well as a number of newcomers to Irish politics from across the country.

The party is currently operating without a leader, although Lorna Bogue, the Cork ...