Tag Archives: Ireland

Root: Jon Corzine Scandal Exposes Liberal Ponzi Scheme

By Wayne Allyn Root

Newsmax.com Feature Article
We’re all in trouble when the joke is on our most connected politicians. Jon Corzine is the former CEO of Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs. Even God shudders when the CEO of Goldman walks in the room (or so Goldman executives think). Corzine left Goldman with a half billion-dollar fortune and became a United States Senator.… Read more ...

Ireland Holds 7-Candidate Presidential Debate

Ballot Access News:

On October 4, the seven candidates for President of Ireland held a televised debate. This story about that debate was written just as the debate was beginning.

If the United States held inclusive general election presidential debates, and invited every candidate who was on the ballot in enough states to theoretically be elected, there would never have been a U.S.… Read more ...

Irish Green Party quits government, early Parliamentary election now required

thejournal.ie:

THE GREEN PARTY is withdrawing from Ireland’s coalition government, in the wake of Brian Cowen’s decision to step down as leader of Fianna Fáil.

Speaking at the Merrion Hotel, Green Party leader John Gormley said:

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and thank you for joining us.

On November 22 last we said that an election should be held early this year because of the events surrounding the IMF bailout.

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Irish Green Party, essential to current coalition, to quit government, forcing 2011 elections

In a step that may restore the oft-doubted credibility of the Irish Green Party, due to its presence in and necessity for a coalition government which presided over the financial crisis in Ireland, the party has called for an election, which will be held in January.  A very, very brief summary from the Christian Science Monitor:

Green Party calls for January election

The leader of the Green Party and Minister for the Environment John Gormley this morning announced his party’s intention to push for an election in the second half of January.

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Former Greens founding new political party in Ireland

In a country where the Green Party has had much electoral success, which has led to it being perceived as abandoning its principals in a coalition government, a group of disenchanted Greens is starting a party called “A New Vision” that will “focus on issues such as political transparency, environmental issues and social justice.”  Read the full story here.… Read more ...