Green shoots First Green Party councillor elected in Dublin

first_imgIn the 2009 local elections, the party only got 1.1 per cent of the national vote and not much better in the last General Election in 2011 – with 1.8 per cent.With the talk of a resurgence in popularity, how are the Green Party doing so far?Earlier today, despite no official results about the European elections being released yet, Eamon Ryan was accepting congratulatory hugs in Citywest earlier today after exit polls put him in third place in Dublin – which could mean he takes the final, precious MEP seat. Elected!!!! Top of the poll!! First time since @EamonRyan when he ran for council.— Patrick Costello (@Costellop) May 24, 2014 Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandRTÉ Exit Poll results from the European Elections for Dublin showed:Lynn Boylan (Sinn Féin) – 24%Brian Hayes (Fine Gael) – 14%Eamon Ryan (Green Party) – 14%There are three seats up for grabs in the constituency, meaning that the Greens might just take it.(warning – these are not definitive or without margin of error)In some of the Dublin tallies today for Fingal Castleknock the Green Party were at 10.2 per cent, while in Fingal Howth/Malahide they were at 6.8 per cent.However in Balbriggan ward the party has just 5 per cent in the tallies.With eight seats in Dun Laighaire Rathdown, Ossian Smyth of the Green Party was tallied at  6.9 perIt is also thought that former TD Paul Gogarty might take a seat in Dublin in the Palmerstown and Lucan ward – tallying at 8.89 per cent.He once said: “Music is a hobby, politics is my vocation.” Source: HisSweetSurprise/YouTubeRead: Taoiseach expected in Longford as Gabrielle McFadden tops by-election poll>Read: Fianna Fáil storms into second place in Dublin West by-election> Source: Green Party/Twitter Patrick Costello tops the poll in #Rathgar-#Rathmines. Well done @Costellop, and thank you #Dublin! #le14— Green Party Ireland (@greenparty_ie) May 24, 2014 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: Patrick Costello/Twitter DUBLIN HAS ELECTED its first Green Party candidate.Patrick Costello has managed to take a seat in Rathmines: Here he is doing an election selfie:last_img read more