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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 represents the Dundrum Ward on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. As Green Party Education Spokesperson Catherine 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.
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
Humans have a responsibility as the dominant species on earth to protect the diversity and habitats of other species.
Greens Call on Irish Government to show Leadership in Refugee Crisis
Chancellor Merkel is right to criticise the lack of action from the Irish Government Following one of the most tragic nights yet in the crisis, where hundreds are feared dead off the coast of Libya and over 70 dead in the back of an abandoned truck on a motorway in Austria, the Green Party is […]
28th August 2015
Review of IRA should pay particular attention to what is happening in the border region.
Louth Green Party Councillor Mark Dearey said today “We support the call from our Green Party colleague Steven Agnew MLA for an independent evaluation of IRA activities and of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. This work could be modelled on the way the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) worked, allowing people to report in a non-judicial […]
28th August 2015
Greens launch School Dinners Policy to tackle ‘public health time-bomb’
Policy would see every schoolchild offered at least one meal a day at school One in five children go to school or bed hungry, according to research Raft of benefits associated with school dinner programmes in other EU states The Green Party today launched their ambitious School Dinners Policy, which would see at least one […]
27th August 2015
Greens call on Dublin City chief to retract Poolbeg comments
Comments from Owen Keegan show complete contempt for local democracy Controversy highlights the need for further reform to local Government Directly elected Mayor should be considered to restore democratic accountability and transparency to Council Executive. The Green Party has today called on Owen Keegan, CEO of Dublin City Council, to apologise following the revelations that […]
24th August 2015
Irish Water’s payment model doesn’t need tinkering – the utility needs a complete overhaul.
The Green Party today called on the Government to abandon its position on Irish Water and radically overhaul the utility, as reports emerged that further changes are planned to the administration of the conservation grant and the cap on domestic charges. Speaking today, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan urged the Government to abandon the […]
20th August 2015
Green Party: Second bus station would ease quays chaos
Second bus station would create two connected transport hubs at Connolly and Heuston. The Green Party has today called for the opening up of Busáras to all coaches and for a second unified bus station to be provided on the Western approaches to the city centre. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on Transport and Tourism Tom Kivlehan said […]
17th August 2015
Government ‘making it up as they go along’ on Irish Water
The Green Party has today slammed Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, and his Government colleagues for their gross incompetence in handling the Irish Water saga. Eurostat today announced that Irish Water had failed the market corporation test, meaning that Government spending on Irish Water will remain on the national balance sheet. Speaking today, […]
28th July 2015
Green Party criticises calls to cull certain ‘pest’ species in the wake of massive losses in global biodiversity
Green Party criticises calls to cull certain ‘pest’ species in the wake of massive losses in global biodiversity Preventing biodiversity loss should be high on political agenda The Green Party has today heavily criticised legislators and the media for calling for the culling of wild birds due to a perception that they are […]
23rd July 2015
Ryan launches Dublin Bay South election campaign
Ryan launches Dublin Bay South election campaign Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, today launched his bid to take a seat in the upcoming general election. Running in Dublin Bay South, the former Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources stressed the huge contribution green politics can make in the next Dáil. […]
23rd July 2015
Green Party: A five point plan to resolve the Irish Water debacle
Green Party: A five point plan to resolve the Irish Water debacle The Green Party have today called for a radical overhaul of Irish Water and water charges, setting out reforms that would put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of the water utility. Outlining his party’s stance at the MacGill Summer […]
21st July 2015
Green Party: We have 20 years to save the Irish language
The Green Party Comhaontas Glas today warned that the Irish language is at risk of extinction unless the Government takes serious action to reverse its decline. Speaking at the launch of their Irish language policy, and the unveiling of a new bilingual website (www.comhaontasglas.ie) Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “What we have now […]
17th July 2015
The Green Party outlines its budget proposals at National Economic Dialogue
The Party would restore public services and increase capital investment ahead of cutting taxes. Speaking today, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “The Government has got its budget plan badly wrong. They are at the old trick of promising both tax cuts and spending increases. They have not accounted for the cost of providing […]
16th July 2015