Inishowen man selected by Greens
INISHOWEN man Michael
White has been chosen as the Green Party election
candidate for Donegal. Originally from Moville,
Michael attended school in Moville and Carndonagh
before going on to study Computer Science at Trinity
College Dublin. He worked for periods in Kenya,
Colombia, Jamaica and Malawi.
On returning to Dublin he worked with Siemens
Guardeonic, Misys Corporation, Deloitte and Elavon.
Michael moved back to his native Donegal in 2005,
working with Derry based software firm Singularity
before co-founding a software startup in 2011.
He now lives in Greencastle with his wife Annmarie
and their twin sons Lochlainn and Finn who attend
Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.
Michael White, Chairperson of the
Donegal Green Party and their general election
Michael joined the
Green Party in 2017 and has worked with other
members to re-establish the party in Donegal over
the past 3 years. In his spare time he rows with
City of Derry Boat Club and is a keen jogger.
As an indication of the Green Party’s focus on
Donegal, the National Executive has selected
Letterkenny as the location for the Party’s Annual
Convention in June, which will bring more than 600
delegates from across the country to the county
along with national media.
Speaking after his selection as a general election
candidate, Michael said: "the UN’s panel on Climate
Change says we have less than 10 years to avert
catastrophic climate change. While we can all make
individual changes, we now need serious action from
national government before it’s too late. This means
changes in how we heat our homes, travel to school
and work, produce our energy, and use our land. We
believe we can do this and revitalise communities
across Donegal at the same time through better
transport, more tourism and new job opportunities.”
“We want to make public transport cheap and
effective in Donegal, including supporting more
routes and greater frequency and re-establishing
rail links to the rest of the country. As a party,
we have committed to allocating 20% of the overall
transport budget to the North West to make this
“The science is clear – time is running out. The
climate emergency will have a real impact on
Donegal. The Green Party is the only party in the
country with a single-minded focus on climate change
and the environment. We have a plan that will help
Donegal achieve carbon emission targets by 2030,
while also creating jobs and protecting key public
services like Health and Education”.