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Green Party Leader
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.
Cllr. Catherine Martin
Deputy Leader and Councillor for Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Catherine is committed to supporting local businesses through proper planning leading to improved transportation, recreational areas and amenities.
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 was elected a Councillor in 2014 and 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.
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.
Working with bodies like NAMA to develop sustainable housing is a priority of the Green Party, as are greater funding for homeless services, an end to upward-only rent reviews and a properly regulated rental sector that reflects modern 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.
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.
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.
Environmental Protection Agency Reform Policy
This policy suggests reforms including greater coordination between environmental regulation
The Green Party call on Irish Government to come out in favour of a Greek deal
Ireland should support measures even if it involves write down of Greek debt.Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has today called on the Irish Government to publicly support a deal that will keep Greece in the Eurozone.Speaking today, Mr. Ryan said: “Taoiseach Enda Kenny should come out and indicate that Ireland will be working to secure a […]
7th July 2015
Green Party calls on Irish Government to help break the EU/Greek standoff before Sunday Referendum
Green Party calls on Irish Government to help break the EU/Greek standoff before Sunday Referendum Irish experience in swapping IMF debt for alternative funding provides a precedent that might break the deadlock. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said today. “Our government needs to change tack in their commentary on the Greek debt crisis and start […]
30th June 2015
Duffy elected as South Dublin County Council Deputy Mayor
The Green Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. Francis Duffy has been made Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council. Cllr. Duffy, who represents the Rathfarnham ward, said today that “I wish to thank our outgoing Mayor Cllr. Fintan Warfield for his positive disposition over the last year. He has always been generous with his time […]
26th June 2015
The Green Party Supports Nevin Institute’s Call for more Public Investment
2016 budget can’t have it both ways. Tax cuts will sideline necessary public spending. Green Party Finance Spokesperson Cllr Mark Dearey has welcomed the conclusions of the NERI Quarterly Economic Observer. The Report, published today, identified positive trends in the Irish economy with good growth prospects and lower unemployment. However, the report criticised the Government’s […]
25th June 2015
Green Party welcome landmark Urgenda ruling, setting legal precedent for climate action in Ireland
Green Party welcomes landmark Urgenda ruling, setting legal precedent for climate action in Ireland. In a landmark court case taken by the Urgenda Foundation representing 886 Dutch citizens, the Hague District Court has ruled today that the Dutch government’s actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date are insufficient given the severity and scope of […]
24th June 2015
Government and City Council must clarify position on dubious Poolbeg tax avoidance arrangement – Eamon Ryan
Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, has called on the Government and local authorities to fully respond to revelations that the operators of the Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin Waste to Energy (Holdings), have engaged in a profit-reducing arrangement with a subsidiary in Luxembourg, similar to those revealed in the Luxleaks scandal. The arrangement will […]
23rd June 2015
Green Party Welcomes Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change
He offers us way forward which links ecology and social justice in a radical new way. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said today. “We welcome the encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ from Pope Francis and his radical call to take action to stop climate change. Others have presented the scientific and economic case for action […]
18th June 2015
Government’s Lack of Will on Climate Change Severely Weakens the Potential of the New Climate Advisory Council
The Government has agreed an exemption for Ireland in the setting of EU 2030 climate targets which will restrict what the Council can do. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said today, “We welcome the proposed appointments for the new Climate Change advisory Council, but their mandate for action will be limited due to the […]
11th June 2015
Enda Kenny must intervene to seek the release of Ibrahim Halawa from an Egyptian jail
The Taoiseach should seek assistance from the EU and US as the approach being taken by Charlie Flanagan is not working. Green Party Deputy leader Cllr. Catherine Martin said today “The Taoiseach Enda Kenny needs to pick up the phone and ring the Egyptian president seeking the immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa from jail.” “For two years […]
11th June 2015
Dublin City Centre Transport Study is an Ambitious Step Forward – Cuffe
Proposals will make the capital more liveable The Green Party has welcomed the publication of the Dublin City Centre Transport Study by Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority. The study contains proposals for managing traffic in Dublin City Centre over the next eight years. Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, Chairperson of the Council’s Transportation […]
10th June 2015
Green Party Calls for Means-Tested Grant Scheme to Deal with Lead Piping Pollution of Water
We need an immediate survey to find lead piping and grant scheme to deal with the problem The Green Party are calling for immediate action to deal with the dangerous levels of lead pollution in an estimated 5% of Irish houses. The party’s Environment Spokesperson Malcolm Noonan believes that a national survey will be […]
9th June 2015
Ireland Needs to Wind Down Our Use of Fossil Fuels or The Rest of The World Will Leave Us Behind
G7 commits to decarbonisation as EU energy ministers exclude Ireland from new energy sharing pact. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said today: “The new Climate Advisory Council due to be announced this week will have to act fast in setting Ireland on a course to do without fossil fuels.” “The meeting of the G7 […]
8th June 2015