It is nice to see a bit of good news in the Green camp so well done to Green councillor Malcolm Noonan on his election as Mayor of Kilkenny city.
To say the local elections were rough for the Greens would be an understatement. Yet with the handful of councillors who did manage to escape the guillotine, it is nice to see one reach a high office.
Politics is a game of chance. It is a game of risk. You win some and you lose some. The Greens have reached Ground Zero in terms of support on local and city councils but - being optimistic - the only way is up for them.
Mayor Noonan is the first Green Mayor of Kilkenny and what a year it will be as 2009 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the granting of city status by King James, no less.