The Green Party has pledged to pursue a major reform agenda over the next Dáil term in a bid to ensure there is no reoccurrence of the banking crisis.
Speaking after the party’s think-in in Co Carlow, party leader John Gormley said “restoring financial stability and reforming the banks and the planning system were a priority”.
“We must learn from the lessons of the past and make sure that the problems we are now facing, never happen again,” he said, adding that the party wanted to restore the public’s faith in politics and State institutions.
He said measures have already been taken to stabilise the banking system and the planning process was being overhauled.
The party also said it wanted to see the introduction of a ban of corporate donations and a directly-elected mayor for Dublin.
He said reform of local government and the establishment of a new electoral commission “will see the biggest shake-up in Irish politics in decades”.
Other priorities include the introduction of the Climate Change Bill and measures to improve people’s quality of life, such as a Bill on noise.
Well there you have it, the greens solution to all our countries problems
Keep dumping billions into bankrupt banks and bail out wealthy developers and keep Fianna Fail in power as long as possible.
Overhaul the planning process, with little or no building going on that should not be a problem!
500,000 citizens will be delighted that your top priorities are for a climate change bill
(Whatever that is) and making criminals out of noisy neighbours.
Sorry no jobs stimulus package, no re-training program, no new measures for mature students to get back into education, in fact absolute nothing, not even the word “ job” is in the party’s think-in, in Co Carlow.
But wait they might want to have the nations butterfly population counted, now that would keep some of the unemployed busy!
These power addicts will not get the time of day when they go knocking on peoples doors here in Wicklow .They have shown their true colours by adopting the culture of Fianna Fail spin and cronyism and consequently they have dumped their core values shame on them!
They have helped to rune this country by agreeing to Fianna Fail’s demand to set up NAMA.
They have helped to pour billions into the toxic Anglo Irish bank and colluded with Fianna Fail to deprived citizens of their right to political representation by holding off on local elections.
There are not the same greens that presented themselves to the Irish public.
They did not tell the voters that they would sell out to Fianna Fail if offered merks and perks and ministerial positions
They can make all the promises they like now, no one will ever trust this green shower ever again!