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Green Party Leader
Eamon has spent the last twenty years working at the highest policy level in local government, the Dáil, the Council of Ministers, and more recently in some of the most influential organisations in the world.
Cllr. Catherine Martin
Deputy Leader and Councillor for Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Catherine is committed to supporting local businesses through proper planning leading to improved transportation, recreational areas and amenities.
Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman
Green Party Chairperson/Cathaoirleach and Councillor for Castleknock, Fingal County Council
Roderic is a law lecturer in the School of Law and Government in DCU. He was elected a Councillor in 2014 and is committed to improved education, public transport provision and proper planning.
Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe
North Inner City, Dublin City Council
Ciarán is an architect and planner and has campaigned for many years for a vibrant city as a Dubliner, Councillor and Minister for Planning.
Cllr. Claire Byrne
Pembroke-South Dock, Dublin City Council
Claire is an Environmental Education Specialist developing education programmes and events for schools nationwide.
Cllr. David Healy
Howth-Malahide, Fingal County Council
David has a Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. He is a Policy and Advocacy Officer with Oxfam Ireland.
Cllr. Ossian Smyth
Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Ossian is a Technical Consultant in Saint Vincent’s Hospital. He volunteers as a CoderDojo mentor and is adviser to the European Parliament Green Energy Experts group.
Cllr. Francis Duffy
Rathfarnham, South Dublin County Council
Francis is a lecturer in the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT. He is also an artist and coach of his local GAA club.
Cllr. Malcolm Noonan
Kilkenny City-West, Kilkenny County Council
Malcolm has been a Green Party Kilkenny Borough & County Councillor for over 10 years and is a former Mayor of Kilkenny.
Cllr. Marianne Butler
Dundalk-South, Louth County Council
Marianne is a business graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She has been a Green Party Councillor in Dundalk since 2009 and in 2011 became Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council.
Cllr. Mark Dearey
Dundalk-Carlingford, Louth County Council
Mark was the first Green Party Councillor to be elected in Louth in 2004, he was re-elected in 2009. He was appointed to Seanad Eireann in February 2010.
Cllr. Steven Matthews
Bray, Wicklow County Council
Steven has been an electrician at Irish Rail for 25 years. He holds a BSc in Planning & Environmental Management from DIT.
Cllr. Patrick Costello
Rathgar-Rathmines, Dublin City Council
Patrick topped the poll in his area in the 2014 local elections. Educated at UCD and Trinity, he works with vulnerable communities including the homeless and the young.
With a highly-skilled workforce, access to international capital and markets and a growing start-up mentality, Ireland is well placed to become a hub of activity in the Green Economy.
Working with bodies like NAMA to develop sustainable housing is a priority of the Green Party, as are greater funding for homeless services, an end to upward-only rent reviews and a properly regulated rental sector that reflects modern Ireland
The Green Party believes in a systematic approach to healthcare, built around patient empowerment and preventative methods, supported by universal healthcare accessed on the basis of medical need.
Ireland is renowned for its food. Our agricultural sector supports thousands of jobs and the Green Party is committed to working for a vibrant, successful and green agriculture industry.
As an island nation we have one of the greatest marine resources in Europe. That resource needs to be managed responsibly.
A sustainable Irish forestry industry can have a central role in Ireland’s developing green economy while also delivering important ecological and cultural heritage and amenity benefits.
Provision of water must be fair with sufficient allowances, help for those who cannot afford to pay, and a constitutional amendment which guarantees that the water of Ireland will never be privatised.
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
Ireland has the potential to be a world leader in the new technologies sector. The Digital economy is vital to Ireland’s growth and IT plays an ever increasing role in our daily lives.
A modern Ireland needs a modern energy supply. The Green Party believes renewable energy will reduce costs for households and businesses, cut fossil fuel imports and help combat climate change.
Ireland’s justice system is in need of reform and that requires new thinking about how we tackle crime in all sectors of society.
Our Green Party Transport Policy focuses on how we’re going to adapt to growing populations across our towns, cities and countryside.
The Irish language is an important cultural resource for the people of Ireland.
Environmental Protection Agency Reform Policy
This policy suggests reforms including greater coordination between environmental regulation
O’Brien wary of Roadstone plans for Skerries
Green Party rep for Dublin Fingal insists planning permission is needed for facility Thursday 26th February 2015, Dublin. Green Party representative for Dublin Fingal Joe O’Brien has insisted that Roadstone, a subsidiary of multinational company CRH, will require planning permission for its proposed waste recovery facility for Skerries. He made the following statement: “CRH […]
26th February 2015
Government drops ball as Ireland excluded from new Energy Union initiative
Commission paper excludes Ireland and UK from new European regional electricity market Wednesday 25th February 2015, Dublin. The new Energy Union paper launched today by the European Commission contains a variety of new measures to improve European energy security and competitiveness. One of the main proposals is the promotion of new regional electricity markets, […]
25th February 2015
Green Party welcomes slowdown in property prices
Wednesday 25th February 2015, Dublin. Green Party representative, Cllr Ciarán Cuffe, has welcomed today’s figuresfrom the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicating that house prices fell in January 2015. The CSO statistics said that property prices fell by 1.4% nationwide in January, and by 1.9% in Dublin. Residential property prices in the capital are still 21.6% […]
25th February 2015
Government cutbacks to transport budget bearing rotten fruit
Funding for Department of Transport fell 2.6% in Budget 2015 Monday 23rd February 2015, Dublin. Green Party Transport Spokesperson, Tom Kivlehan, has said today that proposed changes to Bus Eireann’s rural services constitute an attack on rural Ireland and are symptomatic of a wider failure by the Government to cater for the needs of rural […]
23rd February 2015
South Dublin County Council setting new standards for water conservation
Friday 20th February 2015, Dublin. South Dublin County Council voted this week to accept a proposal by Green Party Cllr Francis Noel Duffy into its draft county development plan, which will ensure that the authority has the country’s highest water conservation standards. The new standard relates to harvesting rain water and could save as much […]
20th February 2015
Piecemeal reform won’t help struggling renters — Cllr Costello
Thursday 19th February 2015, Dublin. Green Party representative for Rathgar — Rathmines, Cllr Patrick Costello has said that the piecemeal reform to advertising of rental properties announced by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin today is wholly insufficient in the face of a worsening housing crisis. He added that, while the reform itself was undoubtedly a necessary one, it […]
19th February 2015
Hotline for planning whistle blowers needed in Dublin says Cuffe
Thursday 19th February 2015, Dublin. A hotline for people to report planning offences is needed immediately in Dublin City, says Cllr Ciarán Cuffe, who has questioned why Dublin City Council places obstacles in the path of people who want to report offences to it. Currently the onus is on anyone who wishes to report a […]
19th February 2015
Home retrofitting will take one hundred years under Fine Gael — Labour
Retrofits down 79% since 2011 Wednesday 18th February 2015, Dublin. The Green Party has today criticised new figures which show that the the level of home retrofits has fallen by 79% since 2011, and also revealed that under the current Government it would take at least one hundred years to retrofit the State’s entire housing […]
18th February 2015
Ireland must move towards European average spend on child care
Tuesday 17th February 2015, Kilkenny. The Green Party has voiced its support of the protest by childcare practitioners who are marching in Dublin today. These workers are calling for the sector to be properly funded and respected as an educational and development sector in its own right. Cllr Malcolm Noonan, Green Party Environment Spokesperson and […]
17th February 2015
M50 congestion demonstrates need for progressive transport policy
Greater congestion is a failure, not a victory for the Government Monday 16th February 2015, Dublin. The Green Party has today argued that a new roadmap for Dublin’s transport is urgently required, as the latest in a series of revelations have demonstrated that gridlock on the M50 is worsening. The new figures have been welcomed […]
16th February 2015
Time for Fine Gael and Labour to support Jake’s Law on Child Safety
Monday 16th February 2015, Dublin. The Green Party has today backed the call for the introduction of lower speed limits in residential areas. Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, the chair of Dublin City Council’s Transportation Committee met yesterday with Roseann Brennan whose son Jake lost his life in tragic circumstances while playing on a residential cul-de-sac in […]
16th February 2015
“Saving” from One-Parent Family Payment cut is a cruel false economy
11,700 families at further risk of poverty Friday 13th February 2015, Limerick In the 2012 budget under the FG/Labour government it was decided that the One-Parent Family Payment, which is paid out to lone parents until their children reach the age of either 14 or 18, would be quietly reduced. The 2nd of July is […]
13th February 2015