Greens must now plant the seeds of renewal
JOHN Gormley has announced his intention to resign as leader of the Green Party. His move was inevitable in the wake of the general election, when the party lost all its six Dail seats, including Mr Gormley's.
The party had not had a happy time in office.
Its Fianna Fail coalition partners showered it with cabinet and junior ministries and other favours, but it exerted no serious influence on policy, for two reasons.