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Green Party Leader
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.
Cllr. Catherine Martin
Deputy Leader and Councillor for Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Catherine represents the Dundrum Ward on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. As Green Party Education Spokesperson Catherine 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.
With a highly-skilled workforce, access to international capital and markets and a growing start-up mentality, Ireland is well placed to become a hub of activity in the Green Economy.
Working with bodies like NAMA to develop sustainable housing is a priority of the Green Party, as are greater funding for homeless services, an end to upward-only rent reviews and a properly regulated rental sector that reflects modern Ireland
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.
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.
As an island nation we have one of the greatest marine resources in Europe. That resource needs to be managed responsibly.
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.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
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.
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.
Our Green Party Transport Policy focuses on how we’re going to adapt to growing populations across our towns, cities and countryside.
Removing barriers to education, at all levels, is a key policy of the Green Party. Investment in education benefits all of society.
The Irish language is an important cultural resource for the people of Ireland.
School Dinner 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.
Environmental Protection Agency Reform Policy
This policy suggests reforms including greater coordination between environmental regulation
Government ‘making it up as they go along’ on Irish Water The Green Party has today slammed Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, and his Government colleagues for their gross incompetence in handling the Irish Water saga. Eurostat today announced that Irish Water had failed the market corporation test, meaning that Government spending on […]
28th July 2015
Green Party criticises calls to cull certain ‘pest’ species in the wake of massive losses in global biodiversity
Green Party criticises calls to cull certain ‘pest’ species in the wake of massive losses in global biodiversity Preventing biodiversity loss should be high on political agenda The Green Party has today heavily criticised legislators and the media for calling for the culling of wild birds due to a perception that they are […]
23rd July 2015
Ryan launches Dublin Bay South election campaign
Ryan launches Dublin Bay South election campaign Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, today launched his bid to take a seat in the upcoming general election. Running in Dublin Bay South, the former Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources stressed the huge contribution green politics can make in the next Dáil. […]
23rd July 2015
Green Party: A five point plan to resolve the Irish Water debacle
Green Party: A five point plan to resolve the Irish Water debacle The Green Party have today called for a radical overhaul of Irish Water and water charges, setting out reforms that would put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of the water utility. Outlining his party’s stance at the MacGill Summer […]
21st July 2015
Green Party: We have 20 years to save the Irish language
The Green Party Comhaontas Glas today warned that the Irish language is at risk of extinction unless the Government takes serious action to reverse its decline. Speaking at the launch of their Irish language policy, and the unveiling of a new bilingual website (www.comhaontasglas.ie) Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “What we have now […]
17th July 2015
The Green Party outlines its budget proposals at National Economic Dialogue
The Party would restore public services and increase capital investment ahead of cutting taxes. Speaking today, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “The Government has got its budget plan badly wrong. They are at the old trick of promising both tax cuts and spending increases. They have not accounted for the cost of providing […]
16th July 2015
Mismanagement of Greek crisis is undermining trust in the European Union claims Green Party
The Green Party has today, Tuesday, called for radical reforms of how the EU deals with countries in economic difficulty. Speaking earlier, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “The chaotic way in which the Greek economic crisis is being managed is undermining the very ‘trust’ that the German Chancellor says is needed in our political […]
14th July 2015
Open Letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the Greek Crisis
Dear Taoiseach, I am writing to you on behalf of the Green Party Comhaontas Glas asking that you support the proposed loan application from the Greek Government from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) which is due to be discussed at the meeting of the heads of Government of the Euro area this afternoon. […]
12th July 2015
Green Party calls on DUP and Sinn Fein to outline what they know about sale of NAMA assets in the North.
Green Party calls on DUP and Sinn Fein to outline what they know about sale of NAMA assets in the North. NAMA also need to answer concerns as to the security of their bidding process given that the final bid was so close to their reserve limit. Green Party/Comhaontas Glas leader Eamon […]
10th July 2015
The Green Party call on Irish Government to come out in favour of a Greek deal
Ireland should support measures even if it involves write down of Greek debt.Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has today called on the Irish Government to publicly support a deal that will keep Greece in the Eurozone.Speaking today, Mr. Ryan said: “Taoiseach Enda Kenny should come out and indicate that Ireland will be working to secure a […]
7th July 2015
Green Party calls on Irish Government to help break the EU/Greek standoff before Sunday Referendum
Green Party calls on Irish Government to help break the EU/Greek standoff before Sunday Referendum Irish experience in swapping IMF debt for alternative funding provides a precedent that might break the deadlock. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said today. “Our government needs to change tack in their commentary on the Greek debt crisis and start […]
30th June 2015
Duffy elected as South Dublin County Council Deputy Mayor
The Green Party is delighted to announce that Cllr. Francis Duffy has been made Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council. Cllr. Duffy, who represents the Rathfarnham ward, said today that “I wish to thank our outgoing Mayor Cllr. Fintan Warfield for his positive disposition over the last year. He has always been generous with his time […]
26th June 2015