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.
Former Green Party MEP Patricia McKenna and other former Green Party councillors attended the meeting and will play a key part in the party.
Former Green Party councillor Pat Kavanagh likened the party to a “federation” and called on members of the public and organizations to join the party.
“It is a federation with a political structure with a view to fielding candidates in the next local and general elections,” she said.
There will be no leader of the party but elected spokespeople will be elected by it’s members.
Kavanagh told the press that An Fis Nua was “based on the same principles” as the Green Party.
An Fis Nua believes that change is need across the political spectrum and that “a lot of people were not happy with the party (Green Party) in Government”.