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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 Policy and Advocacy Officer with Oxfam Ireland.
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.
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Martin: Government ‘letting Junior Cert students down’
The Green Party today accused the Government of failing Junior Cert students, following comments by Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD that he cannot guarantee that Junior Cert students taught by ASTI union teachers won’t automatically lose out on 10% of their grade in English, due to the ongoing dispute between the ASTI and Government […]
29th September 2016
Green Party publish bill to ban micro-beads
Greens welcome comments from Minister Naughten re: ban, and urge Government to support legislation The Green Party today published legislation to ban micro-beads, the Micro-Plastic and Micro-Bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016. The Micro-Plastic and Micro-Bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016 prohibits the manufacture and sale of products containing micro-beads and the addition of micro-beads to cosmetics, soaps or […]
28th September 2016
Greens criticise ‘gaudy’ signage for Ireland’s Ancient East
Controversial Fáilte Ireland signage is out of keeping with heritage towns Public Realm Plans should be mandatory for every Irish town and city The Green Party is calling on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to make the development of ‘public realm plans’ mandatory for every town and city in Ireland. […]
28th September 2016
Focus on roll-out of charging stations rather than use of bus lanes by electric vehicles
EVs should also flow free through all toll barriers to help us make the clean switch The Green Party said today that Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, should not allow electric vehicles to use bus lanes. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “While we welcome the Minister’s […]
28th September 2016
Green Party: Revenge porn should be a crime
Greens welcome proposals from Law Reform Commission for legislation to tackle ‘Revenge Porn’ Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed the proposals from the Law Reform Commission for a range of new legislation to deal with a range of harmful digital communications and cyber bullying, including so called ‘revenge porn’. The Green Party […]
27th September 2016
Greens propose refundable tax credits and index linked tax brackets, social welfare payments in pre-Budget submission
The Green Party today unveiled their pre-budget submission, calling for increased investment in housing, the establishment of a regional network of public banks, and a reduced rate of VAT on repairs and maintenance, in an effort to discourage a ‘throw away’ culture. Some of the Party’s proposals include: Refundable tax credits and a 2% index […]
26th September 2016
Greens look to be central in a radical shift to a new sustainable direction
The Green Party gather in Dublin today for a think-in ahead of the new Oireachtas term to discuss the Parliamentary Party’s legislative priorities for the upcoming term, the next steps of rebuilding the Party following their successful return to national politics, and enhancing cross-border co-operation between European Green Parties as we face into the uncertainty […]
24th September 2016
Greens will work North and South to question political influence on Project Eagle sale
The Oireachtas Housing Committee must play a role in ensuring the remaining NAMA land bank is developed in a sustainable way The Green Party today said a cross-border investigation was needed into NAMA’s handling of the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio, and that it would work North and South to ensure any questions of […]
23rd September 2016
Greens: Minister Ross ‘conspiring to undermine the planning system’ over night flights at Dublin Airport
Green Party representatives in North Dublin, Councillor David Healy and Spokesperson for Dublin Fingal Joe O’Brien, have accused Minister for Transport Shane Ross of conspiring with the Dublin Airport Authority to undermine the protection given by An Bord Pleanála to local residents. They were speaking following the announcement by Minister Shane Ross that the power […]
21st September 2016
Cuffe calls for proper cycle funding at rally on ‘European Day without a Road Death’
The Green Party has called for 10% of all transport funding to be allocated to walking and cycling. The call came from their Transport Spokesperson in the wake of recent road accidents that claimed the lives of an 11 year old schoolboy Tim Ross in Co. Offaly, and 30 year old Donna Fox who died […]
21st September 2016
Fine Gael risks priming a new property bubble in upcoming budget
Incentives for first time buyers will go straight to developers via higher house prices The Green Party said today that rumoured incentives for first time buyers planned for Budget 2017 risked inflating a new property bubble. Speaking today at the Oireachtas Budget Oversight Committee, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD questioned Minister […]
20th September 2016
Greens criticise lack of Local Authority participation in EU Mobility Week
Only five Local Authorities will participate in European Car Free Day The Green Party has called on Government to do more to support local authorities to participate in EU Mobility Week and European Car Free Day. With only five local authorities participating in events this year, the Greens claim that the abolition of town and […]
19th September 2016