Principled Campaign Doubles Green Vote in Tipperary

Some of the Tipperary Green campaign team outside the coun centre in Thurles L-R Con Traas (Chair of Tipperary Greens, Jenny Tellstrom, Cian Devane, Gearóid Fitzgibbon, Sean O'Farrell, John Twomey, Kate Walsh, Caroline Shanahan

Some of the Tipperary Green campaign team outside the coun centre in Thurles L-R Con Traas (Chair of Tipperary Greens, Jenny Tellstrom, Cian Devane, Gearóid Fitzgibbon, Sean O’Farrell, John Twomey, Kate Walsh, Caroline Shanahan

Tipperary Greens candidate Gearóid Fitzgibbon and the team thank the 1341 citizens of Tipperary who chose to put a No.1 on the ballot paper beside Gearóid and the Greens, and the 10000 plus voters who gave a No.2 or high preference.

According to Gearóid “You have doubled our vote as a percentage of votes cast from 0.8% to 1.7% It was a good showing with a short run in and a small but dedicated team. I want to thank everyone who helped out or assisted in any way. The enthusiasm and belief of our campaign team inspiring. 75 people donated €3700 in just over a month – these were friends, family, colleagues and others who I did not know before. Their support allowed us to get into the arena and compete.”
“We ran a strong and principled campaign. I would like to see us go on from here and build a network of rural green supporters and activists. I ask anyone who gave a vote or a preference to consider getting involved. Let’s ensure that the unique green perspective is given to community issues in Tipperary – whether on planning, the economy, the environment or issues of social justice. Get in touch on tipperarygreen@gmail.com  text 083-8109522 orfacebook.com/TipperaryGreens
Nationally with 2 Green TD’s now in the Dáil (Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin) and at 2.72% of the national vote, the Greens return to being a nationally funded party.

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