Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan literally forcing us to suck diesel.

Any excuse.



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17 thoughts on “How Dare You

  1. GiggidyGoo

    That’s a minibus isn’t it?. Hope he has the relevant driving licence.
    Is he taking down the posters by himself? Health and safety

    ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ is more like it.

    1. kellma

      Don’t believe you need a special licence for that size of vehicle. I rented a Renault Master recently to do a house move and my normal licence was adequate. Depends on the weight you are transporting.

      1. yupyup

        If it’s designed for carrying more than 8 passengers you do need a specific license, even if it’s the same size as a van.

      2. Slightly Bemused

        The licence also relates to number of passengers it can carry. The standard B licence allows up to 8 passengers plus the driver and weight up to 3,500 kgs. Also a light trailer, I think not more than 500 kg but am open to correction.
        For more passengers and larger vehicles such as trucks you need the D licence. A D1 allows for more passengers such as a minibus with up to 16 passengers, but a large bus needs the full D licence.

    2. Rob_G

      He has a large family, and a kid with special needs – perhaps he was on his way to pick them up, and that was why he was driving instead of taking his bike for the first time in a blue moon.

      1. yupyup

        Agreed, and with Class Wario’s comment above, silly stuff calling him out on being seen driving a minibus on the odd occasion. He’s carbon footprint is probably much lower than most.

      2. Eh Oh Mun

        You forget to mention the real reason he’s driving an internal combustion engine:

        His utter and unashamed HYPOCRISY!!

  2. Slightly Bemused

    With regard to the posters, here in Kildare they have been reasonably good at removing them so far, but still some remain. The local radio station invites people to call in where they see the posters still up and this is passed on to the candidates. Not quite naming and shaming, but it is effective.

    The best one I heard is Cathal Berry of Kildare South, who had a team out on the Sunday of the count and apparently all were down that day. Fair play.

    1. yupyup

      There was a pep in his step on Sunday though. The few that are still up around my area are mainly belonging to losing candidates.

  3. fez

    dunno why they’re calling him out on it being 15 years old too. suppose he should be buying a new one each year and dump the old one into the sea

    1. Cian

      His party incentivised people to dump quite new cars to buy newer, often actually more polluting, ones in 08.

  4. 01101101 01100011

    I had a look into this, it’s an interesting world motor emissions….
    I thought I could lookup Mr. Ryans campervan there and get at the data and run a comparison to say a modern equivalent to see what the deal is…I’m struggling a bit, lots of islands of data, wrap-up combination of discrete measurement numbers, terminology…this seems to be Ryan’s yoke anyway I suspect:

    VOLKSWAGEN Transporter Shuttle T30 (130 PS) TDI PD 2.5ltr 2006
    CO2 emissions 230 g/km
    Carbon Monoxide 0.089 g/km
    NOx Emissions 0.747 g/km
    HC+NOx Emissions 0.761 g/km
    Particulates Emissions 0.043 g/km

  5. Eleanor

    I heard him say on an interview that it’s a biodiesel engine? I think it was to Ivan Yates when Ivan was interviewing all the party leaders?

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