Noted hellman, pioneer of the Irish coast and man of nature Fergal Smith has announced his plans to stand in the next general election for the Green Party. Here's his statement:

I am running for the Green Party, for my daughter and all Irish children. We all appreciate the major problems our children are going to have to deal with, but perhaps less apparent is that the solutions for them already exist. The next generation needs leaders who are not afraid to lead them into these changing times. My priority is the environment; without healthy soil nothing exists: trees, vegetables, grass, grazing animals and their produce. 

I am a professional surfer who has returned to the land to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch, as I believe wholehearted this offers the most realistic, scalable solution to the issues surrounding rural life in Ireland. My conviction has led me to offer myself as a Green Party candidate in the 2016 General Election. Politics was never my intention, but there is a responsibility on us all to be part of the solution, and I will take every step, no matter how challenging, to implement solutions that will safeguard our children's future.

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Did you know: Ferg recently turned £6,000 to star in a Jagermeister advert filmed in Iceland, because he wasn't about to get on no plane fool?

That's the kind of man you want fighting your corner. Read all about it here in Ferg's Big Idea.

Fergal Smith stands in general election for the Greens

Fergal Smith stands in general election for the Greens