It’s Not Easy


Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan

This afternoon.

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against her party for a Labour Party motion to extend eviction and rent protection to all tenants and just those affected by Covid.

It’s OK.

She’s only the party’s chief whip.


More political upheaval: Green TD Neasa Hourigan quits as party whip and votes against government (


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29 thoughts on “It’s Not Easy

  1. Jonickal

    Some Greens put socialist issues ahead of environmental issues. Some Greens tell us that the two are the same thing. The welfare of the people and the welfare of the environment, while interdependent, are distinctly different. things.

    1. nobleloughs

      there are fourth shades of green after all. as I see it there are three shades. 1. green because of genuine green concerns. 2. green because Vegan and 3. because they’re actually woke-eratti and are using the green cloak to get themselves in clean clothes.

      and thus I clothe myself in old odd ends stol’n forth from woke writ and seem a Saint when most I play the Devil.

      1. goldenbrown

        I say! that’s a 35 yard left foot screamer top corner rammed right into the stanchion Pat Mustard

  2. bisted

    …she negotiated the deal to prop up FFG…too little too late…sour grapes that she didn’t get her nose in the trough…perfidious greens…hope the Greta generation take back the environmental flag of convenience from these opportunists…

  3. Joe

    A green with principles, fair play to her.
    Unlike hypocrite Eamon (8 crony advisors) Ryan. “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others” as he sold out his own party to crawl into power for bicycle lanes.

    Her action highlights the undemocratic nature of the so outdated whip system. Hopefully more in government will demonstrate the same integrity in future votes. By ignoring the undemocratic whip system, back benchers have real power to influence government policy, it’s time they used it.

  4. Alison

    So a TD votes for rent protection and against evictions – and she’s not a member of the opposition. And people can’t cope. A woman who didn’t abandon her commitment to social justice when she got elected.

    1. goldenbrown

      yeah, it’s a bit like Princess Leia loses the plot and helps negotiate a deal to keep the dark side in business only to misunderstand what their idea of business really is. but like cycle lanes.

  5. class wario

    “These people just want to be in opposition and not have to make the hard decisions!”

    *goes into government and votes against something they object to on principle*

    “this is just self-preservation/deferral of duty/whatever”

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      I’m sure it’s also a hard decision to toe the green party line and further the aims of the Green Party – as advertised.
      I gave this politician a second preference on account of her green credentials.
      She needs to get on and join Rise so that we can be clear.

  6. Mary (Never) Wong

    When everyone is trying to please me

    In fairness she looks more like Use Your Illusion 2 era Axl

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