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“Nuacht Ghlas” Newsletter of The Green Party /Comhaontas Glas May-June 1989 July 5, 2019

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The May-June 1989 edition of “Nuacht Ghlas” Newsletter of The Green Party /Comhaontas Glas. Has a variety of interesting pieces on topics such as Rainforest Destruction, The Ozone Layer, Roger Garlands election to the Dail and more. I’ve scanned and uploaded it here
Many thanks to the sender.


Roger Garland -Green Alliance -1987 Dublin South March 31, 2010

From the 1987 General Election in Dublin South the Green candidate Roger Garland. Garland later became a Ireland’s first Green TD in the 1989 General Election, before losing his seat in 1992.
He had also stood in the Ecology party’s initial electoral outing in November 1982 getting 950 votes in Dublin South.

In 1987 the Green Alliance policies were very much left of centre. There was no mention of such thing as Global Warming or depleting ozone layers. From memory of the times Acid Rain was what we were really scared of. The European Greens got a far bigger mention then in Green Literature, than they do now.
Reposting this leaflet as earlier Garland post had leaflets from 2 different elections.
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Letter to Irish Times and Poster advertising First meeting of The Ecology Party of Ireland in 1981 March 1, 2010

In 1981  Christopher Fettes wrote a letter (below) to the Irish Times enquiring if anyone was interested in setting up an Irish Ecology Party. He got around 80 responses. In turn this led to a meeting of all those interested. This is the poster Advertising the first meeting.
The Ecology Party of Ireland did not field any candidates in the February 1982 election, but did field seven candidates
in the November 1982 Election.(Seven candidates were needed to get coverage on RTE). These Seven were Roger Garland in Dublin South (950 votes) ,Maire Mullarney in Dublin South East (312), Aidan Meagher (188) in Dublin North West, Liam DeSuin (463) in Wicklow, Richard Power in Limerick East (177), Owen Casey (1307) Cork South Central and Elizabeth Ryder (319) in Cork South West.
Many members were unhappy with the name of the new Party and with Greens such as Petra Kelly in Germany household names the name of the Party was changed. On April the 12th 1984 ‘The Green Alliance/ An Comhaontas Glas’ formally applied to be registered as a political Party.
Many thanks to the donor.



Roger Garland- Ireland’s First Green TD -1992 Dublin South September 18, 2009

Roger Garland made History when he became Ireland first ever Green TD in the 1989 General Election. He was elected in Dublin South. He lost his seat however in 1992. His first preference vote went from 4771 in 1989 to 2258 in 1992.

Here we have a 1992 flyer.


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