“Sport and politics should not mix” is a quote that is all too often bandied around. It’s also one of the greatest pieces of nonsense ever uttered.
All is not so rosy in the garden for the Green party, If people were not aware of that beforehand, it came to light over the past week when 3 Green Senators, including Clare’s Róisín Garvey, when they placed down a motion of no confidence in their party chair, Dublin Lord Mayor Cllr. Hazel Chu.
*Media attending a press briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). “The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news, and it’s not entirely the media’s fault. Bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.” – Peter McWilliams.
With full government formation takes underway, which have thus far been described as cordial, it’s now looking more and more likely that we will see Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens come together to try rebuilding our society and economy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.
*Members of The Greens parliamentary party pictured in February. Political columnist with The Clare Echo, Eoin Neylon examines the Green Party’s set of demands as it considers entering Government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
Eoin Neylon was on the ballot paper for the 2016 Seanad Elections, The Clare Echo’s political columnist looks back on an election which “is not for the faint-hearted” and predicts Government formation may happen sooner than anticipated.