BE PART OF THE GREEN FUTURE
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
JOIN THE GREEN PARTY
FOR A GREENER TOMORROW,
Sign up for our newsletter.
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: Government must block ‘unfair’ tender process for library stock
The Green Party today called on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, to intervene in the tendering process for the supply of books to public libraries in the State, claiming the process discriminates unfairly against Irish companies. The call came as it emerged that the scoring system in the selection process rendered […]
18th January 2017
Greens express disappointment after 18th trial delay for Ibrahim Halawa
The Green Party have expressed their disappointment following the adjournment of Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt for the 18th time. Ibrahim will be back in court on February 7th. Speaking following the news, Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD said: “This is a bitterly disappointing blow for Ibrahim after the visit of the Oireachtas […]
17th January 2017
Greens: Theresa May should address Houses of the Oireachtas on Brexit
Previous British Prime Ministers have addressed Oireachtas The Green Party today called on the Government to invite British Prime Minister Theresa May to address a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad when she visits Ireland at the start of February. Speaking during Order of Business in the Dáil today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan […]
17th January 2017
Greens: State could be liable for illegal home repossessions
AIB v Counihan ruling requires EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases Government must follow example of Waterford County Registrar and suspend repossessions The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce a moratorium on home repossessions, warning that the State may be liable for illegal repossessions if EU law is not […]
17th January 2017
Martin: ‘Baptism Barrier’ should be dealt with in current School Admissions Bill
The Green Party have welcomed Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s plans to put an end to the ‘Baptism Barrier’ in the schools admissions process, but warned that any public consultation must not be an attempt to kick the issue to touch. Speaking today, Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Education, Catherine Martin TD, said […]
16th January 2017
Greens: Government must ‘think outside the box’ to protect Expressway services
The Green Party today called on Transport Minister Shane Ross and his Government colleagues to think ‘outside the box’ and protect core services in any changes at Bus Éireann. The Party’s transport spokesperson Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe said: “Shane Ross must work with his cabinet colleagues to think outside the box on transport issues. As the […]
16th January 2017
Green Party calls for clean air zones in urban areas
As newly published research shows a link between major traffic proximity and dementia, the Green Party has called on Government to consider limiting certain vehicles from Irish urban centres. The call comes as Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency measured poor air quality in certain towns over the holiday period. The Party has also said that Minister […]
5th January 2017
Second Dublin Local Authority publishes blank Vacant Sites register
Fingal County Council follows Dublin City Council in publishing empty list Legislation must be amended by Minister, say Greens A second Dublin Local Authority has published a blank register of Vacant Sites. Fingal County Council’s blank list comes after Dublin City Council published their list showing no vacant and unused sites in Dublin […]
3rd January 2017
Greens write to DCC chief urging action on vacant sites
The Green Party has written to Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive Owen Keegan, calling for more action on vacant sites in the city. As a new law requiring planning authorities to establish a Vacant Sites Register comes into effect from 1st January 2017, many Council have published blank Registers. The Green Party has warned that […]
2nd January 2017
Greens: Minister must act to protect Killarney National Park’s UNESCO status
Park is vital for local economy, and tourism and heritage nationally The Green Party welcomed this week’s statement from the Irish Wildlife Trust which highlighted failures of the National Parks and Wildlife Service in managing Killarney National Park, which was Ireland’s first national park dating from 1932. This park received UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific […]
2nd January 2017
Greens to introduce legislation on votes for Irish citizens abroad, EU citizens in Ireland
The Green Party today announced that they are preparing legislation to extend voting rights to Irish citizens living abroad, to be introduced in the new Oireachtas term. The party also plans to extend Dáil voting rights to EU citizens living in Ireland for five years or more. As part of its general election manifesto, the […]
30th December 2016
Green Party to bring forward legislation on derelict and vacant sites when Dáil resumes in January
The Green Party said today that they would bring forward legislation to deal with derelict and vacant sites when the Dáil resumes in January. The move comes following the rejection of the Green Party’s amendments to the Government’s Planning and Development Bill last week which would have seen idle development land taxed to incentivise development, […]
19th December 2016