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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.
Greens call for introduction of deposit refund scheme for recyclables
On the week the Poolbeg Incinerator opens for business, party express fears that recycling efforts will be undermined The Green Party today called for the introduction of a deposit refund scheme for recyclables to counterbalance the demand of the Poolbeg Incinerator which opens this week. The Party claimed deposit refund scheme is needed to ensure that as much […]
24th April 2017
Green Party welcomes recommendations of Citizens’ Assembly
The Green Party today welcomed the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on abortion, but warned the Government must put them into action, and present a draft timeline for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Speaking this evening, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “Politicians can no longer bury their heads in the sand on […]
23rd April 2017
Green Party: Harris must ensure no religious interference with services at new National Maternity Hospital
It’s time for the Minister to stop hiding behind his Twitter account, and face the media on the issue The Green Party said today that Minister for Health Simon Harris must ensure that there is no religious interference with services at the new National Maternity Hospital, as a petition opposing the decision to grant ownership […]
20th April 2017
Martin: Government must commit to principle of equal pay for equal work
Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Catherine Martin TD, today reiterated her call on the Government to commit to the principle of equal pay for equal work, as the issue once again came to the fore as 3 teaching unions held their annual conferences this week. Speaking today, Deputy Martin said: “It is […]
20th April 2017
Greens: Decision on ownership of new National Maternity Hospital ‘Wholly Inappropriate’
The Green Party today described the Government’s decision to grant the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious group, who failed to meet their obligations under the redress schemes for institutional abuse survivors as ‘wholly inappropriate’. “It is wholly inappropriate that a group who owe the State and […]
19th April 2017
Problems identified by HIQA in Dublin Foster Care Services are not bad practice, but bad Government
Failures to adequately resource and support social workers and child protection is the real problem Cllr Patrick Costello, Green Party Spokesperson for Children said today: “Concerns identified by HIQA in recently published reports are the fault of government, not social workers. Without adequate resources an already difficult job becomes impossible. “HIQA have highlighted the […]
19th April 2017
Greens call for Organic Farming Scheme to be re-opened
Ireland languishing second from bottom in EU league table for organic production Government’s refusal to embrace lucrative premium market a serious missed opportunity The Green Party today called on the Government to reopen the Organic Farming Scheme for new entrants, so that the thousands of farmers who are interested in converting to organic farming can […]
18th April 2017
EPA emissions report exposes gulf between Government’s words and deeds on climate action
The Green Party has today called on the Government to ‘get real’ about cutting Irish Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The call comes after the Environmental Protection Agency delivered the stark warning that Ireland will fail to meet its 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and that Ireland is completely off target for its low […]
13th April 2017
Greens dissatisfied with final report of committee on water funding
Time now to focus on making Ireland’s water safe Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan has warned that the report of the Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services will need to be strengthened in the Dáil by the government and Fianna Fáil if we are to secure the long term viability of a […]
11th April 2017
Greens welcome unanimous support for motion on extending maternity benefit and leave of mothers of premature babies
The Green Party today welcomed the support of all parties and groupings in the Dáil for their motion on extending the maternity leave and benefit of mothers of premature babies, but warned the Government it must follow up on their supportive words during the Dáil debate with meaningful action in Budget 2018. As all parties […]
5th April 2017
Greens: Below-par March tax receipts highlights need to prioritise investment in Budget 2018
The Green Party said today that tax receipts 7.6% below projected targets should serve as a warning against narrowing the tax base in Budget 2018, and a reminder that investing in the productive economy to clear infrastructural bottlenecks should remain the priority. Speaking in response to the figures, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD, a […]
4th April 2017
Greens call for cross-party support on motion to extend maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies
The Dáil will this week debate and vote on a Green Party motion calling for the Government to extend the maternity leave and maternity benefit of mothers of babies born prematurely. The motion, supported by the Irish Premature Babies charity, would see maternity benefit and leave extended for the mothers of babies born prematurely by […]
4th April 2017