Published 8th February, 2011
The Green Party was founded in 1981 and won its first seat in the Irish parliament in 1989. The party advocates ecologically sound and socially liberal policies. From 2007 until January 2011 the Green Party was a member of the Fianna Fáil coalition government.
The current leader of the party is John Gormley since his election in 2007.
The Greens are members of the European Green Party and of the Global Greens.