20 year barman. Re-educated as an I.T. professional, website creator, I.T teacher, digital media management & marketing professional. Studied accountancy, taxation, business management & law. Founder of UnitedPeople political party – click here. Previously the first National Chairman of Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI) & founder of the Louth branch of DDI. Author. Regular contributor to social media. TV & radio guest experiences. Appeared in the Oireachtas & Dublin Highcourts to defend the rights of citizens along with exposing many wrongs. Consistently seeks greater democracy & accountability from all elected levels of Ireland. Currently writing two books, non-fiction “Life Behind Bars” & “Better Tomorrows“.
I welcome working alongside other EU states as I do other more external countries too. The EU was originally (officially) setup around the principle of being a trading org. Now it’s become overwhelming inflated into a government of its own that like some parties we have at home, is whipping its members into obeying its beck and call. I would like Ireland to work with the EU, not be a slave to it or it’s minion to be kicked around if and when it feels like.
As many of you know, the Green Party has suffered its own internal member losses. The reasons for this center around what its top ranks are up to, standing by and also abandoning (too much in members opinion) of original Green objectives. There are members still hanging on inside the party by a thin thread. They are waiting to see what comes next. One of those next things could be an alternative Green party currently being discussed. I’m saying no more about that to give possible alternatives a chance to forge ahead while talks continue.
Ireland does need a decent environment based party of some description I feel. Sure, other parties can and do, touch upon green issues but to have an honorable environment party that is more dedicated to a main agenda rather than a party that just has inner conflicting other agendas possibly more clashing (bricks against pastures), sets up a party for greater instability. Instability is not good for any country. Ireland is a beautiful country. A land of four seasons its said, often within one day alone. Its why we are infamous known as ‘Green Ireland’. We should be better protecting it and yes, even making it grow in uniqueness.
I welcome a new environment party should it arise – if only to keep the rest of us on a more proper ‘precautionary principle’ track of protecting what we have – instead of what we have at the moment in the Dail, too many parties not doing much preserving as clearly they should. I give a shout out to our Midlands and more West and South-West counties. You deserve far better on this issue alone. I wish any future environment party well if and when it might come to emerge.