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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.
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.
Greens call for cross-party support for votes at 16
The Green Party today called for cross-party support for a Seanad bill legislating for votes for 16 year olds at local and European elections, to be introduced today by Senators Fintan Warfield and Lynne Ruane. Speaking today, Senator Grace O’Sullivan called on Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil not to delay the bill, but to […]
29th March 2017
Greens call on Government to introduce special legislation to quash all 14,700 wrongful convictions
The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce special legislation to quash the convictions of the 14,700 people who were wrongly convicted on the back of Garda errors in issuing fixed charge notices. The legislation, which would detail all affected cases in the schedule of the bill, could allow for the rescinding of […]
29th March 2017
Cuffe: Ross and Fitzgerald must tackle road deaths
The Green Party today called for Government action as a fourth cyclist dies in less than three weeks on Ireland’s roads. It has called for a real commitment from Government to improve safety on Ireland’s roads for the most vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists. Green Party Transport Spokesperson Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said today: […]
28th March 2017
Greens: Lack of transparency on breath test statistics breached Garda’s own new ethics code
Party expresses no confidence in Garda Commissioner and senior management Full implementation the Olson report ‘Changing Policing in Ireland’ must be prioritised Commenting on the ongoing scandal in An Garda Síochána, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said today: “We have no confidence in the way Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and her senior management team […]
27th March 2017
Greens: Designate Expressway as PSO routes to break Bus Éireann deadlock
The Green Party today called on Minister for Transport Shane Ross to increase the number of public transport routes designated under the PSO scheme to help break the deadlock in the dispute with Bus Éireann. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “Rural public transport is a social good, and is vital to the […]
24th March 2017
Green Party demands “clear and credible explanation” from Indaver and An Bord Pleanála
The Green Party in Cork today expressed profound concern at an offer by An Bord Pleanála to allow Indaver Ireland to correct health and environmental data presented in its application for an incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Evidence presented on the final day of the oral hearing showed that data in Indaver’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – […]
22nd March 2017
Greens: Changes to TV licence fee necessary, but must involve all stakeholders
Oireachtas Committee to hold forum to consider new funding options The Green Party said today that any changes to the TV licence fee must include all stakeholders, and that the Oireachtas Committee on Communications will hold a forum on the issue of funding in the near future. Speaking today, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD […]
22nd March 2017
Greens call for integrated development at RTÉ Montrose site
Proceeds of sale should be ring-fenced for badly needed capital expenditure at the company The Green Party today welcomed the announcement by RTÉ that 8.5 acres of their Montrose site is to be sold, with housing to be developed on the site. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We welcome the proposed […]
22nd March 2017
Green Party statement on the passing of Martin McGuinness
“Martin was an individual who grew up at the heart of the Troubles. By the end of his career he had placed himself at the heart of the solutions.” – Eamon Ryan TD The Green Party today expressed their sympathies following the death of former Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness. […]
21st March 2017
Greens: Trump visit will be protested
Taoiseach should refrain from extending an invitation to Ireland The Green Party said today that any Presidential visit by Donald Trump would be strongly protested, and that Ireland should not condone his actions by inviting him on an official state visit. Speaking in response to Trump’s meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the […]
16th March 2017
Greens: National Climate Mitigation Plan lacking in vision and ambition
Ireland will miss out on the economic and social opportunities that will arise from a low-carbon transition The Green Party today criticised the draft National Climate Mitigation Plan, published today by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said today: “Now that the National […]
15th March 2017
Green Party Convention 2017 to take place in Waterford between March 24th – 26th
This year’s Convention in Waterford will be held on March 24th – 26th in The Tower Hotel. We are very excited to be back in Waterford again, and the Waterford Greens are doing a tremendous job in organising a fantastic line up of events, debate, speakers and entertainment. We am delighted to announce that our […]
14th March 2017