Corduroy to the horizon, dude.

“I’m a professional surfer who has returned to the land to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch, as I believe wholehearted this offers the most realistic, scalable solution to the issues surrounding rural life in Ireland. My conviction has led me to offer myself as a Green Party candidate in the 2016 General Election.”

Pro surfer turned Green Party candidate for Clare in the forthcoming General Election Fergal Smith


Totally bitchin’.




Meanwhile, in Waterford…


Grace O’Sullivan – Ireland’s first national female surfing champion in 1981 and former Greenpeace activist – is also running for the Green Party.

Grace O’Sullivan (Facebook)

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38 thoughts on “Vote Gnarl

  1. Rachel

    Dan Boyle of the Green Party receives a 20,000 euro annual pension. He was elected for just one term. I hope people like Fergal Smith will condemn this type of larceny.

    1. Lilly

      Does he get that now or does it kick in when he’s 65? If the former, why is it even called a pension.

    1. DubLoony

      Fluffy, the planet will be fine if we do nothing. It’ll just be uninhabitable for humans.
      Climate change is like a dog scratching off fleas. Dog is grand, the fleas are fecked.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        I’d say Ban Ki Moon will regret organising that massive conference in Paris now when he logs on later to read your comments on the matter ;)

    2. Dhaughton99

      Anyone see the woman in Kildare on VB last night, on hunger strike for climate change? Was on her fourth day.

      I mean, really? Hunger strike. FFS.

          1. inPisces

            Girls who are that demented or deranged are usually absolute lionesses in the sack in my experience – read em and weep Lil

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop


      He’s very sincere isn’t he?

      On a scale of one to Quote Devil advert guy I’d give him an eight for sincerity / pleading.

  2. Declan

    Ah be nice – we do a lot worse and he’s genuine at least.

    But been cynical for a moment this might be a vote gathering exercise by the Greens to get enough votes to get Govt funding of their party.

    All parties do it.

    1. inPisces

      Would you really Scottser? I wouldn’t
      He does seem like an awfully nice lad etc
      But is some idealistic naff twit what’s needed in the White Heat of political life?

  3. Mé Féin

    Vote for the Greens. They’ll keep their promises and won’t bankrupt the country (this time)

  4. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    Can’t he start a different party, which has no baggage, rather than joining one with no credibility?

  5. J

    A stoned, unblinking hobbit with a pedigree in surfing … yerra shur why not give politics an aul lash. Everyone is at it.

  6. Niallo

    Nice to see some of the swivel eyed loons getting pushed aside in the green party, might even consider voting for them.

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