3 Nov 2009
Great news. 91% of members at a special meeting in Donegal have voted to split from the Irish 'Green' Party.
Thank god, real greens are active in Ireland and working for change. Greens across the world will be wishing them luck.
Fianna Fail has many a politician who has taken a back hander for some polluting project in the area and real greens really hate what they have done to the environment.
The Irish 'Green' Party voted to go into coalition government with Fianna Fail and things have gone from bad to worse, NAMA where bns is thrown to the pigs (i mean bankers, pigs as in the animal are great), the government continuing to build a motorway through Tara, cuts in the Dublin bus service, etc, etc.
Well politics involves compromises but for many people this went to far and if you think I am negative about them, I am nothing compared to irish voters who have deserted the Irish 'Green' party big time.
So Cllr Frank Gallagher and the good men and women of the Donegal Greens have voted to go independent and taken the brave step of building a new alternative green party.
good time for people to join the Irish Green Party and support moves to create a new green party.
With a bit of luck it will be John Gormley TD on his own and everyone else will be in a new Green Party...which is actually 'Green'.
If you know Frank Gallagher give him my kind regards, he is doing great work.
He is still up on the 'Green' party website, this is what it says
Frank Gallagher ( Cllr )
Contact information Phone: 086 3772913
Email: dlgreen (at) eircom.net
Postal Address: Rahan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Frank lives in Rathan, Letterkenny and has been active in community politics for many years. He was chairperson of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed in Donegal and has been involved in trade union and anti-nuclear movement activities.
He took over from Neil Clarke as a member of Letterkenny Town Council in January 2009.
Sounds like a great guy give him an email and thank him, I am sure my mates in the Peruvian Amazon will be pleased that real greens are advancing not just in Latin America but in Letterkenny.
You may think Frank has the same name as the guy in Shameless but the shameless are those TDs who remain in government with Fianna Fail.
If you live in Donegal mail him and find out how to join the real Greens
Posted by Derek Wall at 3:44 pm