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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.
Protection of the Natural Environment
We want to see Ireland blossom as a country with healthy soils, water and air supporting a much richer bird, animal, plant and insect life, for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike.
The Green Party support vibrant rural communities that are sustainable, economically independent and inclusive.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
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.
The Green Party believes that the agricultural sector, its outputs, supporting structures and stakeholders are at the heart of creating a sustainable society and a successful national economy.
By caring for the nation’s children and providing healthy, nutritionally -balanced school meals, the State would make an important investment in the future.
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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.
Green Party welcome Government approval for water referendum
The Green Party today welcomed approval by the Government for a referendum to ensure the public ownership of water services. The Green Party originally proposed such a referendum back in October 2014. Speaking this morning, Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan said: “It’s long past time that Fine Gael recognised the legitimate fears of privatisation […]
20th September 2017
EPA water report shows Government is prioritising politics over the environment
Contaminated water supplies threaten the environment, health, economy and tourism The Green Party said today that the EPA’s latest report, showing that the water supplies serving 700,000 people are at risk of contamination, highlights the lack of urgency by the Government in addressing water quality and environmental issues. Speaking today, Green Party Leader […]
12th September 2017
Garda debate needs to move past personalities and onto the substance of reforming the entire force
Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman has called for the focus of efforts to reform the Gardai to shift to the work of the Commission on the Future of Policing. He was speaking in light of the political response to the resignation of Noreen O’Sullivan. “The Policing Authority will soon begin the process that […]
12th September 2017
Green Party welcome resignation of Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan
The Green Party welcomed the resignation of the Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan this evening. Speaking in response to the resignation, Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Councillor Roderic O’Gorman said: “The position of Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has been the source of controversy for some time, and we welcome her resignation this evening. “Public confidence in the […]
10th September 2017
Greens call on Government to declare a homeless emergency
Party wants Compulsory Purchase powers to be expanded through emergency legislation Following the publication of Government homeless figures showing a further significant rise in homeless figures, the Green Party today called on the Government to recognise the scale of the housing and homelessness crisis by declaring an emergency. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on Local […]
8th September 2017
Greens urge households to make donation to environmental groups following water refunds
The Green Party today called on households who disagree with water charge refunds to make a donation to environmental groups dedicated to protecting water supplies when their refunds arrive. Speaking today, Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan, a member of the Oireachtas Water Committee, urged households who want to see action to make a donation to environmental […]
7th September 2017
Greens welcome Scottish bottle refund scheme announcement
Party call on Government to support Waste Reduction Bill 2017, which would introduce a similar scheme here The Green Party today welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that a deposit refund scheme on drinks containers is to be implemented in Scotland, and called for the Irish Government to drop their opposition to such a […]
5th September 2017
Government’s lack of climate ambition ‘threatens farmers’ livelihoods’
The Green Party has expressed disappointment in Friday’s publication of the Government’s document ‘Adaptation Planning – Developing Resilience to Climate Change in the Irish Agriculture and Forest Sector’ from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Speaking today, Green Party’s Spokesperson on Agriculture, Pippa Hackett said: “The DAFM document can hardly be described as a […]
4th September 2017
Government must bring forward review of sex work laws following spate of attacks
The Green Party today called on the Government to bring forward the planned review of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 following a reported rise in the number of attacks on sex workers since the law’s enactment. Speaking today, Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Councillor Roderic O’Gorman said: “The first priority must be to take action […]
4th September 2017
EPA Water Quality Report: Greens call for a new national land use plan to help restore our great lakes and rivers.
Dramatic decline in pristine water quality is one of our greatest environmental failings of our time. Greens call for a new national land use plan to help restore our great lakes and rivers. Following the Water Quality report published by the EPA today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said “The report confirms the […]
31st August 2017
Ibrahim Halawa: Taoiseach must contact el-Sisi to convey our deep concern
GREEN PARTY CALLS ON TAOISEACH TO CONVEY DEEP CONCERNS TO EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT REGARDING HEALTH, WELFARE AND RIGHTS OF IBRAHIM HALAWA IN WAKE OF FRUSTRATING DELAYFollowing the further postponement of the verdict in the Ibrahim Halawa trial, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan T.D. has called upon the Taoiseach to emphasise again to President el-Sisi the deep concern and frustration […]
28th August 2017
Greens: ‘Unprecedented’ flooding is the new reality
Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD today said that the Donegal Flooding described by Met Éireann as ‘unprecedented’ is part of the reality of our changing climate. “This is a global problem. Although little reported in Ireland, 24 million people are affected by flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India, with a third of Bangladesh flooded […]
25th August 2017