Green Party elected officials seem to be having problems with their consciences at the moment. And indeed it’s not only Deirdre de Burca who is calling John Gormley’s leadership into question. As I said on Friday there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that has very little to do with Willie O’Dea.
The most productive (in terms of mainstream news interest!) twitter account of a politician in Ireland was busy again tonight.
Senator Boyle as is usual disappeared after tweeting something controversial and despite the best efforts of all the media to track him down Dan was nowhere to be seen. No other members of the party to be found to appear on programmes on radio or TV either. Maybe they were busy at the meeting I mentioned earlier listening to Cóirites talking about the evils of the Civil Partnership in the gatecrashed rendezvous with Eamon Ryan.
This current difficulty and unease is not about the Greens stating they don’t wish to be ‘moral compass’ on the past ills of Fianna Fáil either. There are very current ills that the Greens are being pressurised to overlook in order to get their agenda through.
An unfortunate still shot from today in the Dáil that featured heavily on twitter tonight.