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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 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.
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.
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.
Housing and Homelessness Policy
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 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.
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.
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.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
Reproductive Rights Policy
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.
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.
Removing barriers to education, at all levels, is a key policy of the Green Party. Investment in education benefits all of society.
The Irish language is an important cultural resource for the people of Ireland.
School Dinner 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.
Political Reform Policy
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.
An illustrative document outlining how citizens could lodge constitutional change initiatives and legislative change initiatives
Greens call for ‘cooling off’ period for senior Local Authority staff involved in public projects
Council agrees to dispose of asset on former brewery site to NTMA Partnership for Commercial Gain Following a controversial majority decision to establish a Partnership with the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Kilkenny County Council to commercially develop the former Smithwicks’ Brewery lands in Kilkenny City, the Green Party is calling on the […]
29th April 2016
Grace O’Sullivan makes history as first Green elected to Seanad Éireann
Waterford’s Grace O’Sullivan today made history by becoming the first Green Senator elected through the Vocational Panel system. Previous Green Party Senators have all come through Taoiseach’s nominees or byelections. She was elected to the Agricultural Panel of the 25th Seanad. Senator O’Sullivan joins Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD and Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD […]
26th April 2016
Martin: Mental Health services must ‘restore hope’ to the most vulnerable
€12 million reallocated would be better spent implementing A Vision for Change Green Party TD for Dublin Rathdown, Catherine Martin today called on Minister Leo Varadkar to reverse the reallocation of €12 million out of the mental health budget to the general health budget, to ‘restore hope to the most vulnerable.’ Speaking in the Dáil […]
26th April 2016
Greens: Political system ‘fixated’ on short term electoral advantage
Big parties ignoring the need for real climate ambition Signing of the Paris Climate Agreement will mean nothing if it is not matched by immediate action Speaking on Earth Day, and as the UN Paris Climate Agreement is signed in New York, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD, has accused the political system of being […]
22nd April 2016
Greens question where infrastructure funding will come from in new Irish Water deal
Party backs broad approach, but questions how the required investment will be paid for The Green Party today questioned where the levels of funding required to improve the state’s water infrastructure will come from, now that Irish Water is to remain on the state’s balance sheet under the deal agreed between Fine Gael and […]
21st April 2016
Martin: Mental health budget ‘too important’ to be reallocated
Threat to budget comes at a time we should be looking to improve and expand services, say Greens Responding to media reports claiming that up to a third of the 2016 budget for mental health services may be reallocated for other health spending, Green Party Deputy Leader, and TD for Dublin Rathdown, Catherine Martin, said […]
18th April 2016
Egyptian Ambassador’s remarks show Ibrahim remains in danger
Reacting to H. E. Soha Gendi’s comments on RTÉ’s News at One radio programme today, Catherine Martin TD, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, said: “I found the Ambassador’s remarks today very worrying, where she seemed to say that a trial involving over 400 people is not a ‘mass trial’ and that Ibrahim has not […]
15th April 2016
Deputy Catherine Martin’s maiden speech to Dáil Éireann
I, like so many newly elected TDs, am relishing doing my utmost to fulfil my mandate, to do my best to deliver on the many pressing and real issues which affect people’s daily lives. Yet this shameful 47 day, and counting delay, is obstructing and impeding us from doing the urgent work we were elected […]
14th April 2016
Greens: People of Cork ‘misled’ over incinerator deal
The Green Party today expressed deep concern over the actions of the Cork County Council Executive in negotiating with the waste management company Indaver. This follows revelations that the Council Executive is in talks with the waste management company Indaver over a deal to landfill 40,000 tonnes of ash per annum from the proposed Ringaskiddy […]
14th April 2016
Green Party: Data privacy ‘greatly enhanced’ by new EU system
The Green Party today welcomed the adoption of a legislative agreement on the reform of the EU’s data protection rules by the European Parliament, saying that the data privacy of Irish citizens would be ‘greatly enhanced’ by the new rules. The agreement was drafted by Green MEP and rapporteur on the data protection Jan Philipp […]
14th April 2016
Martin: DFA must ‘urgently investigate’ Halawa claims
Catherine Martin, TD for Dublin Rathdown and Green Party Deputy Leader, has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to urgently clarify the situation with Ibrahim Halawa, and investigate claims made by his family that he has been moved to an unknown location by Egyptian authorities. Speaking this morning, Deputy Martin said: “If the […]
12th April 2016
Green Party: Dublin Airport expansion ‘may contravene climate act’
The Green Party today raised concerns that the proposed €320 million expansion of Dublin Airport may contravene the recently enacted Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act. Speaking following the DAA’s announcement of a planned third runway, Green Party member of Fingal County Council, Councillor David Healy, said: “We have a real concern that this […]
7th April 2016