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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.
Cuffe welcomes BusConnects initiative
The Green Party has welcomed the announcement that the National Transport Authority is carrying out a review of bus services in Dublin. However, it said more needs to be done to connect buses with other modes of transport. The Green Party Transport spokesperson Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said: “The BusConnects initiative is a step in the […]
29th May 2017
Martin: Bruton must protect school land from being sold off for housing
25 of 33 schools in Dublin Rathdown have lands zoned as residential Commenting on recent announcements of the sales of land at Our Lady’s Grove, Goatstown and Clonkeen College, Blackrock Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin said: “The recent announcement of the sales of land at both Our Lady’s Grove […]
29th May 2017
Green Party welcome Sisters of Charity announcement
Religious order to end their involvement in St. Vincent’s Hospital Group The Green Party have welcomed today’s announcement by the Sisters of Charity religious order that they are to end their involvement in the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group. Speaking today, Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD said: “We welcome the announcement from the Sisters […]
29th May 2017
Green Party calls on HIQA to reconsider closure of Camphill in Kilkenny
Health watchdog closes down residential community for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny The Green Party is calling on HIQA to reconsider its decision to close down operations at Camphill residential units for people with intellectual disabilities in Callan and Ballytobin in County Kilkenny. The party claims that the health watchdog needs to consider carefully […]
26th May 2017
O’Sullivan issues call-to-action to Minister Halligan over Waterford Stanley job losses
Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan has today called on Minister of State John Halligan to do everything he can to ensure workers on the verge of losing their jobs at Waterford Stanley are supported will have future employment prospects in the area. Speaking today, Senator O’Sullivan said: “As a Waterford man and as Minister of […]
25th May 2017
Greens express concern at mental health strategy delay
Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin today expressed her concerns at ongoing delays by the Government in implementing “A Vision for Change”. She expressed her concerns following a Parliamentary Question seeking a date for when the review of the document will be published, which revealed that Minister McEntee’s Department were […]
25th May 2017
Statement from the Green Party on Manchester attack
Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD this morning condemned last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. Speaking this morning, he said: “Our hearts go out to all those young people and their families caught up in this terrible attack. It was an evil and calculated attack. The bomber targeted the most innocent to try and invoke […]
23rd May 2017
Ireland named and shamed by EU environmental NGOs over fossil fuel subsidies
Government must begin to transition away from fossil fuel subsidies in a fair manner Ireland was today named and shamed at the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Awards ceremony in Brussels, hosted by a coalition of European environmental NGOs, for the Government’s continued commitment to subsidising the burning of peat for electricity generation. Speaking today, Green Party […]
22nd May 2017
Green Party welcome increased social and affordable housing allocation at Poolbeg SDZ
The Green Party today welcomed changes to the development plans for the Poolbeg SDZ, including an increased allocation of social and affordable housing. An extra 550 social and affordable homes will be included in the development, bringing the total number to 900 out of 3,500 homes. The Green Party also secured agreement for 5% of […]
19th May 2017
Greens: Continuing water quality issues threaten tourism, public health and the environment
The Green Party said today that continuing water quality issues at popular bathing spots threatens tourism, public health and the environment. The party called for more urgency from Government in addressing water quality issues, following the publication of the EPA’s latest Bathing Water Quality report. Six locations in Ireland failed to meet minimum EU […]
18th May 2017
Green Party statement on the resignation of Enda Kenny TD as leader of Fine Gael
Speaking following the announcement of the resignation of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD as leader of Fine Gael, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We’d like to thank Enda Kenny for his service as Taoiseach over the last six and a half years, and wish him well for the future. We commend him for […]
17th May 2017
Government must change strategy to save Ibrahim Halawa following latest trial delay
Following today’s announcement that Ibrahim Halawa’s trial was adjourned again for the 24th time to the 4th of July, Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin said: “Yet again we express our sorrow and disappointment for Ibrahim and for his family. The travesty of justice continues. “We have always been aware […]
17th May 2017