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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.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
All Green Party policies are formed with the environment in mind. That environment includes the world we live in and our shared values. It's a whole new approach to living well, freely, in peace and in harmony with our natural surroundings.
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.
The Green Party supports the holding of a referendum to allow the people of Ireland determine whether or not the 8th Amendment should be repealed.
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.
Click here for the Green Party Agriculture Policy.
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.
Green Party: Air pollution levels rise sharply around the country
EPA should be issuing warnings to vulnerable citizens The Green Party today expressed concern at recent spike in ambient air pollution, coinciding with the cold weather. Calm weather over the last few days has led to a rise in air pollution around the country. Air pollution monitoring is very sparse in Ireland compared to other […]
2nd December 2016
World AIDS Day, December 1st: Green Party calls for action against alarming rise in HIV infection rates
Eamon Ryan says PrEP should be made available to at risk groups; says public health crisis looms unless action is taken. Speaking in the Dáil today, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan raised the increase in HIV diagnosis rates had increased by 30% from 2014 to 2015, according to last month’s HIV in Ireland report from […]
30th November 2016
Green Party to support Secure Rent and Tenancies Bill 2016
Ryan: It’s time to recognize that ‘property has its duties as well as its rights’ The Green Party have co-signed the Secure Rents and Tenancies Bill 2016 introduced by Sinn Fein in the Dáil today, and will be supporting the legislation along with the Labour Party, Social Democrats, People Before Profit/Anti-Austerity Alliance, and the Independents 4 Change. This […]
30th November 2016
Greens: Fracking report ‘entirely misses the point’
Government opposition to fracking must now be put on a legislative footing The Green Party said today that the EPA report on fracking, released today, ‘entirely misses the point’ and fails to take into account the larger implications of tackling climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on […]
30th November 2016
Greens: Recommendations of Water Commission ‘sensible and fair’
Green Party welcome publication of report on future of water charges Recommendations strike balance between conservation, protection of vulnerable and need for investment The Green Party today welcomed the recommendations of the Expert Commission on Water Charges, saying that the measures outlined in their report were ‘sensible and fair’. The recommendations of the Expert Group […]
29th November 2016
Government commit to notify EU Commission of impending microbead ban ‘within days’ following Green Party pressure
Following a heated debate in the Seanad on Wednesday, where the Green Party’s Micro-Plastic and Micro-Bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016 was defeated by 24 votes to 18, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government with responsibility for the Marine, Simon Coveney, committed to beginning the notification process with the European Commission ‘within days’ to introduce […]
25th November 2016
Green Party: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil prioritising political point scoring over environmental protection
The Green Party today slammed Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil for blocking Senator Grace O’Sullivan’s Seanad bill to ban the manufacture and sale of microbeads in Ireland. Senator O’Sullivan said today that both parties were putting political games above environmental protection – and allowing continued damage to the environment and marine life in the meantime. […]
23rd November 2016
Greens welcome opening of Phoenix Park rail tunnel
Further rail stations must be opened on line to maximise potential of rail services The Green Party has welcomed the opening of the Phoenix Park Rail Tunnel to scheduled passenger services for the first time in its 139 year history. They also called for further stations to be opened on the line in order to […]
21st November 2016
Green Party bill to ban micro-beads to be debated this week
Micro-beads and micro-plastics have harmful effects on sea life and the environment Micro-beads are banned in the USA. Canada, the UK, Netherlands, France and Italy preparing to ban them. Waterford’s Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan’s private members bill on microbeads is up in the Seanad for second stage debate on Wednesday next, November 23rd. The […]
18th November 2016
Greens: ‘Shift in current thinking’ on mental health needed
Greens: ‘Shift in current thinking’ on mental health needed Green Party spokesperson on Mental Health, Ann Walsh said today that if the Government are serious about creating a Mental Health service that truly works for future generations a paradigm shift is needed in current thinking. Ms Walsh said that until we truly recognise that we […]
18th November 2016
Dublin Mayor Bill to be debated in Dáil next Wednesday
Dubliners could vote for a directly-elected Mayor in 2019 Mayor would have powers in housing, land use and planning, transport, waste management The Green Party’s Local Government (Mayor and Regional Authority of Dublin) Bill 2016, which legislates for a directly-elected Mayor of Dublin, will be debated in the Dáil next Wednesday. The bill, which mirrors […]
18th November 2016
Martin: School Admissions Bill must be extended to include measures to tackle discrimination on the basis of religion
Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Education, Catherine Martin TD, today welcomed the Education (School Admissions) Bill 2016, but said the provisions of the bill should be extended to include measures to tackle discrimination on the basis of religion in the schools admissions process. Speaking in support of the Bill, Deputy Martin said: “While […]
16th November 2016