Green party reporting surge in membership

Green party reporting surge in membership

The total membership of the Green Party is now 4,721 across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, up from 2,314 in 2019.

The Green Party is reporting a surge in party membership. 

According to the party, the total membership of the Green Party is now 4,721 across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, up from 2,314 in 2019.

The figures were released this weekend as the Green Party National Convention 2020 takes place.

Over the course of the weekend attendees will review 100 Days in Government with panels discussing activism and politics, rural Ireland and walking cities.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said the weekend will be an opportunity for attendees to “embrace and overcome our difficulties and differences”.

“Since our last convention we've had the most successful general election in our Party’s history, securing twelve TDs and four Senators to join our Councillors, MEPs and MLAs. Our membership has grown to record levels and as a Party, we made the decision to enter a coalition Government. And of course we are all living with the huge challenges of Covid-19.

“This weekend will be an opportunity for us to both talk and listen, embrace and overcome our difficulties and differences, and discuss what it really means to be a Green Party member these days,” he said.

Earlier today party members narrowly voted against having co-party leaders of different genders. 

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