Category Archives: Better Know A Micro-Party

Better Know A Micro-Party: The Rest, Part Three

Workers and Unemployed Action Group – No online presence A south Tipperary group focused in unemployment issues almost exclusively. Part of the ULA. They have five Councillors and will field one candidate, Sheamus Healy, in the coming election. Pirate Party Ireland – … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, General Election 2011, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know A Micro-Party: The Rest, Part Two

New Island Party – http://newislandparty.me/ The vehicle of Ann Sweeny, failed candidate in the Donegal SW bye-election. She’s running again in the same constituency. My feelings on “NIP” have been made clear elsewhere. Independent Movement – http://www.irishindependents.org/ A group designed … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know A Micro Party: The Rest, Part One

Yeah, I don’t have the energy to do the rest of these bit by bit. I found myself repeating myself constantly with this little blog post series, all the new parties being some version of “left” “pro-reform” and “anti-banks”. That, … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know A Micro-Party: 32 County Sovereignty Movement

Name: 32 County Sovereignty Movement Founded: 1997 Leader: Francis Mackey Representation: None Politically: Left Associated With: Pro-Irish Unification, Anti-UK, Anti-EU…yeah, everything comes back to those. Notable Members: None Online: http://www.32csm.info/index.html History A result of a split-off from Sinn Fein (yeah, another … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know A Micro-Party: Fis Nua

Another new one. And this one seems oddly familiar… Name: Fis Nua Founded: 2010 Leader: None Representation: None Politically: Left-Centre Associated With: Pro-Environment, Pro-Political Reform, Pro-Housing Schemes, Pro Tax Reform, Pro Universal Health-Care, Anti-Fees, Anti-Corruption Notable Members: None Online: http://fisnua.com/ History … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Better Know A Micro-Party: éirígí

Let’s start looking at some of the more republican leaning ones. Name: éirígí Founded: 2006 Leader: Brian Leeson/Breandan Mac Cionnaith* Representation: One Local Councillor (and another in Northern Ireland) Politically: Left Associated With: Pro-Irish Unification, Pro-Environment, Pro-Tax Reform, Pro-Socialism, Anti-War, Anti-Third Level … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Know A Micro-Party: Direct Democracy

Another of the new ones. Name: Direct Democracy Ireland Founded: 2010 Leader: Raymond Whitehead Representation: None Politically: Left Associated With: Pro-Political Reform, Pro-Environment Notable Members: None Online: http://www.directdemocracyireland.org/ History Founded earlier this year by photographer (slash restaurateur, slash poet) Raymond Whitehead, DDI … Continue reading

Posted in Better Know A Micro-Party, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment