Sunday, 21 August 2016

Green Party NIMBYISM

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” - George Orwell

The Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan, recently objected to the sale of land by NAMA in the Dublin Mountains.

In June, The Irish Times said that there were plans for a wind farm on the Glenasmole Valley but that "Any attempt to put a wind farm on the site is likely to be resisted by conservation groups, trekkers and residents of the city and county."

It's amazing really that after 6 years of Eamon Ryan and his green cohorts of pushing wind farms on rural communities all around Ireland against their will, that they now resist a wind farm in their own locality. 

This is NIMBYISM at it's finest.


  1. They have form here...Remember the tricks that Minister John Gormley played to try and stymie the incinerator in his own constituency.

    At the same time he was far more blazé about a much more serious health and environmental issue in Cork Harbour...

    Put some 130m high wind turbines along Sandymount beach and see how many Green politicians get elected!

  2. So after pushing wind on communities right across the country, they use state funds to buy land beside Dublin which has optimum potential for wind generation. Not in My Back Yard. The state never hesitated to step in with our money.