Time in the ISD
Mr Ginge joined the Irish Social Democrats when he first joined eRepublik. At the time Appleman was president of the Party. Unknown to Mr Ginge, the party had since September been starting to lean more toward being a Right-Wing Party, with many of the Left-Wing members leaving the party.
While in the Party Mr Ginge spoke to Ian Arbuckle. During his time in the ISD, Ginge learned a lot from Ian about game mechanics i.e. healing and fighting. In this period at Irish Social Democrats Ian also gave Mr Ginge the opportunity to run for a seat in the Dáil twice. On both occasions however, he missed out by 1 vote.
Times they are a Changin'
In mid-January of 2010, Mr Ginge former a newspaper called the Northern Star.
In these early periods he used it in a media assault on the ICF or Irish Citizen Front which was at the time led by Mannimarco as a Far-Left Totalitarian group and to promote his own brand of Socialism. Naively believing that he could achieve these aims under the banner of the ISD.
Around this time Ginge discovered IRC on the National Forums and soon began using it. In less than a week he met Glorious Connolly who after a long conversation introduced him to The Labour Party. Here Ginge met IrishBhoy1967, Joe Hitman and James Ferrin. He then became involved in the party which was recovering from a PTO.
At the same time Glorious Connolly introduced Ginge to the Internationale, which he also got involved in soon. He quickly resigned from the ISD and joined the Labour Party.