Ireland has amazing green and socialist political traditions, although sometimes troubled ones, I have for example quite been quite critical of the Irish Greens coalition with Fianna Fail.
My friend and comrade Greg Sachno of Unite invited me over to take part in last years' Jimmy Brown lecture. It was a superb event and I was very pleased and humbled to be invited over. Jimmy was a trade unionist from county Fermanagh and very much concerned with defending rural works.
If you can get along please do so, I am sure it will be a great event and nice to see Steven Agnew Green Party MLA taking part.