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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.
STOP LIVE EXPORT!
Today marks ‘Stop Live Transport International Awareness Day’, which aims to raise awareness about the plight of farm animals transported over long distances around the world. Speaking today, our Spokesperson on Agriculture Pippa Hackett stated “Live export is an ugly and unsavoury aspect of the Irish agricultural sector, and yet it is consistently hailed as […]
14th June 2018
Martin: A year on, Government must clarify timeline for re-opening Stepaside Garda Station
T.D. for Dublin Rathdown and Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin today called for clarity for the local community on the reopening of Stepaside Garda Station, a year on from the Government’s announcement that it would be reopened. “A year ago today the Government announced the re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station. The local community […]
13th June 2018
Martin: Passport Office Delays and Poor Communication Unacceptable
Speaking about ongoing issues for those awaiting new passports, Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin-Rathdown, Catherine Martin said today: “As we approach the holiday season, I have been contacted by many distressed people and families who have been left in limbo because of huge backlogs in the processing of passports by the passport […]
13th June 2018
Greens welcome publication of BusConnects plan
The Green Party has welcomed the publication by the National Transport Authority of the Core Bus Corridors Project Report for the BusConnects initiative, but has warned that improvements for pedestrians and cyclists must be integral to the process. Councillor Ciaran Cuffe, Green Party’s Transport Spokesperson said: “For far too long pedestrians and cyclists have been the […]
12th June 2018
Councillor Ossian Smyth elected Mayor of Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown
Green Party Councillor Ossian Smyth has been elected Mayor of Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown this evening. Councillor Smyth, who represents the Dún Laoghaire Ward on DLR County Council, becomes the first ever Green Party Mayor of DLR Co Co. Speaking following his election, Councillor Smyth said: “It’s a huge honour to be elected […]
11th June 2018
Byrne expresses disappointment at approval for hotel development on Portobello Harbour
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne has expressed her serious disappointment at the decision to grant planning permission to build a hotel in Portobello Harbour. Describing the decision as ‘effectively the privatisation of a public space’, Councillor Byrne accused Dublin City Council of ignoring its citizens. She said: “There was a huge number of […]
11th June 2018
Greens call for dedicated Traveller Employment Strategy
Census figures show that 80% of the Travelling Community were unemployed Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Councillor Roderic O’Gorman, today called for the creation of a dedicated Traveller Employment Strategy. He was speaking in response to an answer from the Minister for Social Protection to a question put down by Catherine Martin TD which revealed […]
11th June 2018
Greens: Government must offer relief to owners of defective homes
Thousands of homeowners are being landed with huge bills to remedy problems caused by shoddy building The Green Party today reiterated their call for the Government to put in place measures to relieve homeowners who have been hit by latent building defects as a result of rogue and incompetent developers and a lack of […]
8th June 2018
Green Party: IRFU Must Stop Finding Excuses and Start Seizing Opportunities for Women’s Rugby
Speaking following the news that the IRFU turned down an invitation for the Ireland women’s rugby team to take part in an Australian Test series, Green Party Equality Spokesperson Una Power said: “This is just the latest in a series of wilfully missed opportunities by the IRFU when it comes to promoting the women’s game. […]
7th June 2018
Greens say Expert Childcare proposals lack vision
Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, has called on Minister Katherine Zappone to support all families equally. Speaking as the plans for a new expert group to tackle childcare were revealed in Aviva Stadium today by Minister Katherine Zappone, Pauline O’Reilly said: “Increased spending on childcare is to be welcomed. […]
7th June 2018
Greens welcome decision of EU Court of Justice on recognition of same-sex marriages
Ruling shows real-life protections that flow from the spread of marriage equality Green Party Justice spokesperson, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed today’s ruling by the Court of Justice in the Coman case. “The applicant was a Romanian national who had married a US national while they both lived in Belgium, where same-sex marriage […]
5th June 2018
Greens: No surprise in EPA emissions projections
Core Government policies disregard climate targets The Green Party have said that a 1950s style transition, when Ireland moved from a closed economy, to an open global economy, is required to transform Irish society to a sustainable one. The Party was reacting to the latest EPA emissions projections, which showed Ireland’s emissions deteriorating. Green Party […]
31st May 2018