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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.
Varadkar’s Government suffers first Dáil defeat on Green Party building standards motion
Government ‘must end hands-off approach’ Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation and Homeowner Protection passes The Green Party said today that the Government must end their hands-off approach to building regulation, following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s first Dáil defeat on the Greens’ motion on building standards and regulation. Speaking following the vote in the Dáil, […]
22nd June 2017
Whelan appointment row is all about the politics and not about the Judge
Fine Gael need to answer how they keep Independent Ministers in the loop Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said today: “The row about the appointment of the former Attorney General Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal has been inappropriately diverted into a discussion about the merits of the individual in question. This was […]
22nd June 2017
Leo has already proven he’s no Justin or Emanuel with his regressive Ministerial line-up
Over the past few weeks we have witnessed a great deal of fanfare surrounding the appointment of our new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Amongst his supporters in Fine Gael there has been a feeling of excitement at something new, of great change within the party. This was to be a fresh start made by a progressive, […]
21st June 2017
Mountjoy Square fire safety evacuations ‘another wake-up call’
Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation and Homeowner Protection to be debated in the Dáil today Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD has described today’s fire safety evacuations from apartments in Mountjoy Square as another wake-up call for the Government to get serious about building regulation. Twenty people, including children, are to be […]
21st June 2017
Smaller parties come together to fight Fianna Fáil plans to silence opposition voices
Green Party, Solidarity-People Before Profit, the Rural Alliance, Social Democrats and Independents4Change will work together to oppose changes to Dáil speaking times Green Party, Solidarity-People Before Profit, the Rural Alliance, Social Democrats and Independents4Change came together for a joint press conference today to oppose the plans, championed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD. Speaking […]
20th June 2017
Dáil to debate building standards following Grenfell blaze
Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation and Homeowner Protection to be debated Wednesday The Dáil will this week debate and vote on improved regulation of building standards and quality, the implementation of remedial scheme to assist homeowners to resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from grossly defective building standards and also provide new […]
19th June 2017
Dáil to vote on improved building standards and regulations this week
Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation and Homeowner Protection to be debated Wednesday The Dáil will this week debate and vote on improved regulation of building standards and quality, the implementation of remedial scheme to assist homeowners to resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from grossly defective building standards and also provide new legal […]
19th June 2017
Greens: Whelan appointment process must start again in an open and transparent manner
“It beggars belief that Shane Ross would agree to this” – Eamon Ryan The Green Party said today that the process that saw outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan nominated to the Court of Appeals brings the political and judicial system into disrepute, and must be restarted in a fair and transparent manner. Speaking today, Green […]
16th June 2017
Greens launch deposit refund scheme for bottles and cans
Ban on non-compostable, non-recyclable single-use plastics by 2020 also proposed The Green Party today launched the Waste Reduction Bill 2017, which aims to introduce a deposit refund scheme on bottles and cans, and introduce a ban on single-use, non-recyclable plastics, such as coffee cups and plastic cutlery. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD […]
15th June 2017
Green Party statement on the resignation of Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD
Speaking following the resignation of Deputy Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We commend the Taoiseach for his hard work and courteous approach to politics over the last six years. He was handed the baton in 2011 and did not let it fall. He broadly stuck to the four year […]
14th June 2017
Statement on re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station by Deputy Catherine Martin
T.D. for Dublin Rathdown and Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin has welcomed the Government’s decision to re-open Stepaside Garda Station. Deputy Martin said: “I am delighted to hear that Stepaside Garda Station will be re-opened. I have raised this issue continually since my election with both the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice and Equality […]
13th June 2017
Government must review constitutional protections on religious lands
The Green Party today called on incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his new Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to review constitutional protections afforded to lands belonging to religious congregations, following controversies with the National Maternity Hospital and the decision of religious orders to sell lands, currently used by schools, for residential development. Speaking […]
13th June 2017