•   Mon, 28 Sep 2020
  •  58 mins
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In this episode we are joined by Michael Pidgeon. Michael is a long-standing member of the Green Party and was elected to Dublin City Council in the 2019 local elections for the South West Inner City Local Electoral Area. He is chair of the city’s environment and climate policy committee, and leader of the Green Party group on Dublin City Council.

Michael is also the creator of the Irish Election Manifesto Archive site, which hosts manifestos from Irish parties going back to the 1950s.

We’ll be talking first to Michael about his experience as an activist and then councillor with the Green Party, through electoral losses after their first period in government, to the recent resurgence in the 2019 local elections and 2020 general election.

We’ll also discuss the Irish Election Manifesto Archive project, and the role of party manifestos and how they have changed over time.

The Irish Left Archive Podcast looks at Left politics in Ireland, talking to activists, writers, historians, politicians and others involved in Left organisations and movements about their experiences of participating in Left parties and campaigns. The podcast is hosted by Ciarán Swan and Aonghus Storey.

View this episode on our website: #9: Michael Pidgeon: Green Party, and Irish Election Manifesto Archive.