Proposal to cut school uniform cost is simple - but welcome
The Labour Party does not like to be reminded of its similarities to the Greens. Both know what it's like to be left-of-centre junior partners in coalition, taking the brunt of unpopularity for measures taken by their austerity administrations. Labour does not want to go the way of the Greens, annihilated in the 2011 General Election.
John Gormley's party is remembered for a number of daft things, such as wasting time and energy on banning stag hunting in Co Meath while the country went down the pan.
However, one of the Green Party's better measures was one that was, like all good ideas, brilliant in its simplicity.