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category national | environment | news report author Wednesday July 04, 2007 11:51author by sicklygreen - Ex Green Party Report this post to the editors

FF/Green Pact critic accepts Gormley post

Green Councillor David Healy, who opposed the FF/Green pact, has accepted a job with John Gormley

David Healy, the Green councillor who so vociferously opposed the Green deal to prop up the FF/PD government , has accepted a highly paid job as an advisor to future Green leader(and former FF member) John Gormley.
Mr. Healy stated the following on his blog entry for Thursday 14th June (davidhealy.com)

"A number of people have been asking me my views on the decision by party members to support the Greens going into government with FF and PDs.

I voted against. Unfortunately my name was not among those picked by lot to speak at our Convention. In conscience there is no way I could support a programme for government which will see a continuation of military use of Shannon Airport.

But even if I were to ignore my conscience, and the victims of war, the deal struck is a terrible one. No key Green demand has been met:

No end to corporate donations
No change to M3 through tara valley or to any of the road-building programme
No new public transport commitments
Hospital co-location to go ahead

What about climate change? The programme for government contains a 3% target for annual reduction of greenhouse gases. There is no earthly way that this will be met without a fundamental change in transport policy. And there is no change to transport policy. Presumably that's why its just a government target instead of the legally binding commitment NGOs have been looking for.

As to why a majority of those at the Convention voted for this, I don't know. I remain amazed."

It would appear that Mr Healy has undergone the same Road to Damascus conversion as Ciaran Cuffe etc.
I hope his constituents have a long memory when it comes to the local elections.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   David Healy's Senate Vote     Paul Griffith    Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:12 
   Unfair I think.     Niall Harnett    Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:47 
   What is fair and what isn't !!     MichaelY    Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:50 
   Fair go     R    Fri Jul 06, 2007 18:06 
   yes stop whinging and give them a chance     aunty whinger    Sat Jul 07, 2007 18:44 
   The Greens, the EU and War     Roger Cole    Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:38 
   let-down     baruch    Mon Jul 09, 2007 00:00 
   No need to fret     Barabas    Mon Jul 09, 2007 04:19 


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