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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.
New survey shows Electric Vehicle drivers love the cost savings but want more charging stations
Green Party proposes new rules to mandate charging points in every petrol station A new survey, carried out by the Green Party in conjunction with the Irish Electric Vehicle (EV) Owners Association, has found that 75% of EV drivers saw lower costs as the main advantage of going electric, while the lack of public charging […]
25th July 2017
Greens back call for gender pay transparency in publicly funded organisations
The Green Party today backed calls for gender pay transparency in publicly funded organisations, following revelations of a significant gender pay gap in RTÉ. Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “Transparency is key when it comes to tackling the gender pay gap. Laws can be in place, but until we can see […]
24th July 2017
Greens welcome return of Dublin City Council Beta Projects
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne today welcomed the news that Dublin City Council Beta Projects is to restart from next month, following pressure to revive the scheme. Welcoming the announcement, Cllr Byrne said: “The Beta Project is a great resource for Dublin. It provides a really an innovative, creative and collaborative approach to how […]
24th July 2017
Green Party: Nothing new in National Climate Mitigation Plan
Government must be more ambitious if Ireland is to be at the centre of the new clean industrial revolution Responding to the publication of the Government’s National Mitigation Plan, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “There is nothing new in the National Climate Mitigation Plan published today. The Government says it wants to put […]
19th July 2017
Greens: Direct provision system denying children a normal life
The Green Party said today that the Direct Provision system is denying children the chance at a normal life, and that the current system is unacceptable. Speaking in response to the publication of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs report on consultations with children and young people living in direct provision, Green Party Justice […]
19th July 2017
Martin: No surprise INTO have rejected Government pay deal
A commitment to equal pay for equal work and ending pay discrimination is essential Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Catherine Martin TD, said today that it’s no surprise that the INTO have rejected the Government’s proposed pay deal. Speaking today, she said: “The Government still can’t see that equal pay […]
14th July 2017
Greens criticise lack of strategic vision in Summer Economic Statement
Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We had hoped that the new Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, would use the opportunity of his first Summer Economic Statement to set out a clear vision as to where our country goes from here. Unfortunately, there is a lack of any strategic direction in the […]
13th July 2017
Dáil votes in favour of Deposit Refund Scheme for bottles
Green Party welcome passage of Waste Reduction Bill 2017 The Green Party have welcomed the passage of the Waste Reduction Bill 2017 through second stage in the Dáil tonight. The Bill, which would introduce a Deposit Refund Scheme on bottles and cans, and ban non-compostable, non-recyclable single use plastics, such as disposable coffee cups, was […]
12th July 2017
South Dublin County Council to prioritise wood in construction
SDCC pass ‘Wood First’ Policy for new Council funded buildings South Dublin County Council has adopted a ‘Wood First’ Policy, requiring the use of wood as the primary building material where practical in all new and modified South Dublin County Council funded buildings, following a motion from Green Party Councillor Francis Noel Duffy. Speaking today, […]
11th July 2017
Greens: Government must act on Repair – Lease Scheme housing failure
The Green Party today called on the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD to rethink the approach to housing in the light of the failure of the Repair – Lease Scheme. Cllr. Ciaran Cuffe said: “The Government are unwilling to tackle the housing crisis. They cannot rely on light-touch regulation to deliver homes. The City […]
10th July 2017
Green Party and Labour team up to reduce waste
The Labour Party today announced that they will co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill, and will use its Private Members’ slot this Tuesday to debate the legislation. The Bill would see non-biodegradable coffee cups banned from 2020, and introduce a deposit and refund scheme for closed beverage containers. Welcoming the move, Green Party leader […]
6th July 2017
Greens call for Waste Reduction Bill to be introduced before new bin charges regime is implemented
Greens write to all parties and groups seeking sponsorship of Bill The Green Party have today written to all parties and groupings in the Dáil seeking co-sponsors of their Waste Reduction Bill 2017, in an attempt to have the Bill enacted before proposed changes to household waste charging systems take place later this year. In […]
4th July 2017