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This short leaflet dates from soon after the arrival of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas in the Oireachtas, around 1989/1990.
The Green Party is a new political grouping allied to Green Parties all over the world. The Greens cannot be placed anywhere on the usual Left-Right axis. It is unlike all established Irish parties; it is structured differently, makes decisions differently, advocates very different policies and is working towards a very different kind of society. ecent elections gave Ireland a Green T.D.
It outlines what the party is for and against – notably it is for a basic income, peace through disarmament, Neutral peacekeeping in Northern Ireland, workers’ Co-ops and small family businesses, and notes seven principles adopted by consensus by the party.
The impact of society on the environment should not be ecologically disruptive.
Conservation of resources is vital to a sustainable society.
All political, social and economic decisions should be taken at the lowest effective level.
Society should be guided by self reliance and co-operation at all levels.
As caretakers of the Earth, we have the responsibility to pass it on in a fit and healthy state.
The need for world peace overrides national and commercial interests.
The poverty of two-thirds of the world’s family demands a redistribution of the world’s resources.
There is also an application for membership on the leaflet.