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Eamon Ryan TD
Green Party Leader and TD for Dublin Bay South
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.
Catherine Martin TD
Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown
Catherine represents the constituency of Dublin Rathdown. As Green Party Education Spokesperson, she is committed to equality of access and opportunity in education.
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 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 Councillor for the Howth Malahide ward on Fingal County Council
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.
Cllr. Karen Furlong
Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Karen is a strategy consultant and change management specialist. She is a particularly passionate for how technology and innovation can help tackle climate change.
Senator Grace O’Sullivan
Senator - Agricultural Panel
Grace was elected to the 26th Seanad on the Agricultural and Fisheries Panel. She is a respected ecologist from Waterford, who has spent the past 37 years of her life tackling environmental and social issues on a local, national and international level.
Housing and Homelessness
In order to avoid the boom and bust mistakes of the past and capitalise on existing State resources, the Green Party believes in a fundamental rethinking of housing provision in Ireland.
The Green Party supports the introduction of a range of measures aimed at assisting those who wish to have children. The Green Party also supports the removal of the 8th amendment of the Constitution, and the provision of free medical care to pregnant persons, including the free availability of lawful terminations within set timeframes.
We want to support Irish business, workers rights and Green jobs. Have a read of the Green Party Employment Policy here and find out how.
The Green Party supports the amendment of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to include recognition by self-declaration for non-binary and non-gendered individuals; to make recognition for trans people aged 16 and 17 equal to that already enjoyed by those over 18; and to introduce a system of gender recognition for children under 16. Check out […]
Protection of the Natural Environment
We want to see Ireland blossom as a country with healthy soils, water and air supporting a much richer bird, animal, plant and insect life, for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike.
The Green Party support vibrant rural communities that are sustainable, economically independent and inclusive.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
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.
We in the Green Party emphasize proactive measures to promote mental/emotional wellbeing from earliest years.
Removing barriers to education, at all levels, is a key policy of the Green Party. Investment in education benefits all of society.
Our Green Party Transport Policy focuses on how we’re going to adapt to growing populations across our towns, cities and countryside.
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.
The Green Party is campaiging for Political Reform including a directly elected Seanad, votes for emigrants and the reduction of the voting age to 16.
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.
Humans have a responsibility as the dominant species on earth to protect the diversity and habitats of other species.
In Government, the Green Party proposes to establish a new sustainable urban planning framework.
The Irish language is an important cultural resource for the people of Ireland.
The Green Party proposes to introduce legislation which allows for assisted dying in Ireland
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.
The Green Party believes that the agricultural sector, its outputs, supporting structures and stakeholders are at the heart of creating a sustainable society and a successful national economy.
By caring for the nation’s children and providing healthy, nutritionally -balanced school meals, the State would make an important investment in the future.
An illustrative document outlining how citizens could lodge constitutional change initiatives and legislative change initiatives
Municipal Solid Waste
Ireland is behind the curve with regard to how it handles its Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). The Green Party will ensure that Ireland’s MSW industry becomes a byword for innovation, cutting edge technology and environmentally friendly solutions.
Alternatives to GDP
GDP has been the policy of successive governments to monomaniacally pursue absolute economic growth, often to the detriment of Irish society and environment. We must give equal weight to other indicators and develop a well-rounded, holistic view of our society.
Green Party call for Yes vote in repeal referendum
The Green Party today called for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, saying that Ireland must move towards a compassionate, caring approach, and that the 8th Amendment puts significant physical, emotional and financial burdens on vulnerable women. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “This referendum is about […]
20th April 2018
Greens welcome Citizens’ Assembly report on Climate Change
Report makes clear case for ambitious climate action – all that’s needed is political will The Green Party today welcomed the publication of the Citizens’ Assembly report on Climate Change, saying that the findings endorse the urgent need for strong climate action, led by Government. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD called on […]
18th April 2018
Greens criticise River Basin Management Plan
The Green Party has criticised the River Basin Management Plan for failing to put in place the necessary policies and investment to end the pollution of our rivers and coastlines. Speaking today, Green Councillor David Healy commented: “Throughout Ireland, raw sewage is discharged into rivers and onto beaches. Many areas suffer from sewage overflows during […]
17th April 2018
Greens: Facebook spurned warnings from Irish Data Commissioner two years before Cambridge Analytica scandal
Direction in 2012 audit to protect users from data harvesting 3rd party apps but was ignored until 2014 Speaking ahead of the appearance of Facebook Vice President for Global Policy Joel Kaplan at the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan T.D. said: “Despite directions from the Data […]
17th April 2018
Noonan: Scenes at Public Meeting not reflective of an inclusive Kilkenny
The wider community is standing in solidarity with the local Islamic Centre Following a difficult week for community relations in Kilkenny, the Green Party has said that the small minority who used a planning issue for a Mosque to spread an agenda of intolerance will not undo decades of good community work in integration and […]
15th April 2018
Greens call for decriminalisation of cannabis
New policy would allow Dutch-style coffee shops The Green Party has called for the decriminalization of cannabis, saying the current law has “made criminals out of decent people” and needs to change. The party’s proposals calls for criminal offences to be removed for people over the age of 18 for possessing less than five grams […]
15th April 2018
Fingal Co Co to reduce use of controversial pesticides
Environmentally friendly alternatives to glyphosate being trialled Fingal County Council is to reduce its use of pesticides, implementing policy changes sought by Green Councillors David Healy (Howth/ Malahide) and Roderic O’Gorman (Castleknock). The trial will include both letting wild plants grow in some areas and trialling safer alternatives to conventional pesticides. As reported to this […]
11th April 2018
Greens plan to question Data Protection Commissioner on INM data breaches
Helen Dixon will appear before the Oireachtas Communications Committee on April 17th Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said today that he will be looking to question the Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, on the INM data breach when she comes to the Oireachtas Communications Committee hearing next week (April 17th). Speaking today, Deputy Ryan […]
10th April 2018
Greens call on Naughten to back more ambitious EU climate targets
Netherlands, France and Germany seeking increased 2030 emissions reduction targets Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD today called on Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten to support increases in EU climate pledges to match the targets set in the Paris Agreement. The call comes as EU Environment Ministers meet in Bulgaria this week, with the […]
10th April 2018
Minister for Housing has questions to answer over Poolbeg SDZ social housing appeal
The Green Party said today that former Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has questions to answer over the Poolbeg SDZ, following reports today that the receivers of the Glass Bottle Site are attempting to reduce the level of social and affordable housing previously agreed for development at the site. The Party said that the current […]
6th April 2018
Poolbeg to Sandycove coastal cycle route should proceed as part of new flood defense plan
Recent storms have shown the need to protect the Dun Laoghaire railway line Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD today called for the Poolbeg to Sandycove cycleway to be prioritised as part of a new flood defense plan. Speaking today, he said: “We are calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to proceed with the […]
5th April 2018
Greens call on Government to support fodder-strapped farmers
Fine Gael must revise food production strategy in wake of crisis The Green Party has called on the government to revise its food production strategy in light of the current fodder shortages, which are causing huge distress on many Irish farms. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on Agriculture Pippa Hackett said: “Unfortunately, it will be […]
4th April 2018