Ahead of its National Convention in Dublin today, the Green Party have revealed figures showing how a surge in party membership began before polls registered any increase for the party.
Aside from the recent surge in membership there has been steady growth over the last 18 months with party membership doubling since January 2018.
Members will reflect on their successful local and European elections today, in which 37 councillors and two MEPs were elected.
Party leader Eamon Ryan says they now need to focus on the next general election.
“We’ve never been in better shape. There’s a green wave happening across in Europe and we’re very glad to be a part of it."
"It's time to get down and work. It's time to start pushing for a new green deal, deliver on public transport, green spaces, better planning, and tackle climate change in a real way."
It's been an amazing few months for the Green Party, and this weekend we'll be celebrating our electoral success and looking to the future at our 2019 Annual Convention in Dublin. Tune in tomorrow as we'll be live streaming key events, panels and sessions! https://t.co/Wxcggx5gh1 pic.twitter.com/YB1jA2CVr7
— Green Party Ireland (@greenparty_ie) July 12, 2019
Celebrating the Party’s recent electoral success, the 500 members come together today to shape the future of the Party in the historic Law Society on Dublin’s Blackhall Place.