Green Party (Ireland)

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Green Party

Comhaontas Glas
LeaderEamon Ryan TD
ChairpersonHazel Chu
Deputy leaderCatherine Martin TD
Northern Ireland Assembly leaderClare Bailey MLA
Founded1981; 40 years ago (1981) (as Ecology Party of Ireland)
Headquarters16–17 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Youth wingYoung Greens (currently inactive nationally)
Membership (2020)4,721[1]
IdeologyFactions:
Eco-socialism
Just Transition
Political positionCentre-left[4]
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
European Parliament groupGreens–European Free Alliance
Colours  Green and   gold
Dáil Éireann
12 / 160
Seanad Éireann
4 / 60
House of Commons
(NI Seats)
0 / 18
Northern Ireland Assembly
2 / 90
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
48 / 949
Local government in Northern Ireland
8 / 462
European Parliament (Republic of Ireland seats)
2 / 13
Website
www.greenparty.ie

The Green Party (Irish: Comhaontas Glas, literally "Green Alliance") is a green[2] political party in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was started in 1981 as the Ecology Party of Ireland. It was known as the Green Alliance from 1983, before becoming known as the Green Party in 1987. Its leader is Eamon Ryan as of June 2020.

It is currently part of a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. It has 12 seats in the Dáil Éireann and is the smallest party in the coalition. It is the fourth largest party in the Dáil.[5] The Green Party was also part of the government from 2007 until 2011.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://twitter.com/greenparty_ie/status/1304441870295195648
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Ireland". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  3. "Ireland". Europe Elects.
  4. Flach Kelly (31 March 2016). "Greens end talks with Fine Gael on forming government". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Nomination of Taoiseach – Dáil Éireann (33rd Dáil) – Thursday, 20 February 2020". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  6. "Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion – Dáil Éireann (30th Dáil) – Thursday, 14 June 2007". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 14 August 2019.