It was a shock in 1994 when the Greens won 2 seats in the European Parliament Elections in Ireland. Patricia McKenna was seen as having a decent chance and subsequently shocked by topping the poll, however Nuala Aherns win was unexpected in many circles.
Ahern served two terms in the European Parliament having initially been elected to Wicklow Co Council for Greystones in 1991. Her Father Vincent McDowell was elected a Green councillor for Dun Laoghaire and stood in a number of General elections for the Greens (he also over the years stood for Labour and as an Independent).
Notice on the second scan the unusual Green Party Logo.