The Irish delegate to the committee of the European Green Party failed to be elected at the weekend and, I am told, only received a handful of votes.
This suggests that, while the EGP is certainly more pro EU than the Green Party of England and Wales and while the GPEW is rather more to the left, scepticism about the Irish Green Party is not just confined to Donegal Greens, West Cork Greens, GPEW Greens and Irish voters.
It extends to the European Greens in general.
The decision of the Irish Green Party to move into government with Fianna Fail seems to be a case of political opportunists taking the wrong opportunity.
There is 'realism', there is also the reality of making a choice that leads to failure.