Greens want to get active again in Killarney

Diarmaid Griffin: Tour guide and vegetable grower

THE Green Party has appointed a representative to fly the party flag in the Killarney municipal district area.

Diarmaid Griffin, from Fossa, is a tour guide, environmental activist and, according to the party, a keen vegetable grower.

He was actively involved in campaigning for Green candidate, Cleo Murphy, in this year’s general election.

Griffin has now invited others in Killarney to join the party and help him to campaign for environmental change at a political level.

Having recently worked on an organic vegetable farm in the Killarney area, he said he is conscious of the value of local, fresh and chemical-free food.

“If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of local food production for our own community resilience. We can also build our reputation for locally produced food in Kerry to enhance our tourism business,” he said.

He noted that Killarney made history when it elected the first Green Party public representative in Ireland when Marcus Counihan won a seat on Killarney UDC in 1985.

“It’s time we become active again and I’m delighted the Kerry branch of the Green Party selected me for the role,” Griffin stated.

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