The Kerry branch of the Green Party selected Anne-Marie Fuller as its new chairperson at its AGM in Killarney on Saturday (20 January 2024).

She replaces outgoing chairperson Paul Bowler who will be running for election to Kerry County Council in the Castleisland electoral area in June. Ms Fuller has withdrawn her candidacy in the Listowel Electoral Area, after previously being selected to run there.
“It’s an honour to chair the Kerry branch of the Green Party,” she says. “We are going into the local and European elections with five excellent local election candidates and Grace O’Sullivan MEP looking to retain her seat in Europe. I’m really looking forward to supporting them get elected. There is much to be done behind the scenes and I think my energies will be well deployed in this role during this very important election year.
“We have a strong, cohesive branch with members from different walks of life. Green Party initiatives like better public transport, increased supports for renewables and retrofitting homes, funding for organic farmers, and reduced childcare fees are working well for the people of Kerry. As we experience increasing levels of climate chaos and continue to implement solutions to help us mitigate and adapt to it, we must continue to strive for social justice in this time of transition. I’m looking forward to seeing five Green Party councillors doing just that on Kerry County Council later this year.”

Photo caption: New Kerry Green Party chairperson Anne-Marie Fuller (front, centre) pictured with branch secretary Patricia Holbein and branch treasurer Ashley Campion. Back row, local election candidates Paul Bowler (Castleisland), Diarmaid Griffin (Killarney), Cleo Murphy (Kenmare). Peadar Ó Fionnáin (Corca Dhuibhne) and Anluan Dunne (Tralee).