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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.
The Green Party supports the introduction of a range of measures aimed at assisting those who wish to have children. The Green Party also supports the removal of the 8th amendment of the Constitution, and the provision of free medical care to pregnant persons, including the free availability of lawful terminations within set timeframes.
We want to support Irish business, workers rights and Green jobs. Have a read of the Green Party Employment Policy here and find out how.
The Green Party supports the amendment of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to include recognition by self-declaration for non-binary and non-gendered individuals; to make recognition for trans people aged 16 and 17 equal to that already enjoyed by those over 18; and to introduce a system of gender recognition for children under 16. Check out […]
Protection of the Natural Environment
We want to see Ireland blossom as a country with healthy soils, water and air supporting a much richer bird, animal, plant and insect life, for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike.
The Green Party support vibrant rural communities that are sustainable, economically independent and inclusive.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
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.
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.
The Green Party believes that the agricultural sector, its outputs, supporting structures and stakeholders are at the heart of creating a sustainable society and a successful national economy.
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.
Green Party Leader to speak in favour of repeal of the 8th Amendment
We also need to invest in supporting motherhood if we want to give Irish women real freedom to choose – Ryan Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD will speak in the Dáil debate tonight on the report of the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment. Ahead of the debate, Deputy Ryan commented: “The […]
23rd January 2018
Greens: Social Media verification calls are ‘technologically naïve’
The Green Party today described proposals by Fine Gael Junior Minister Jim Daly for an online identity verification process through the Public Service Card (PSC) as technologically naïve. Speaking in response to the proposals, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said that the proposals are too intrusive on personal privacy and would do little […]
23rd January 2018
Greens: Put national land-use plan at centre of climate change adaptation
Climate Adaptation Plan must work with nature to tackle threat The Green Party today welcomed the publication of the Government’s first Climate Change Adaptation Plan, but warned that dredging rivers and building ever-higher walls would not be sufficient in tackling the threats posed by climate change. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan […]
19th January 2018
Greens welcome European strategy on plastic waste
Ireland must play our part in the reduction of plastic waste and promotion of a circular economy The Green Party today welcomed the publication of the European Union’s first strategy to tackle plastic waste, but warned that Ireland must take decisive action at national level in addition to the measures proposed. Green Party Leader Eamon […]
16th January 2018
Green Party welcomes badger TB vaccination programme
The Green Party today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Michael Creed TD, that his department will introduce a badger vaccination programme to combat the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. This programme is due to commence this month. Reacting to the announcement, Green Party Spokesperson on Agriculture […]
16th January 2018
Greens call on Government to back Citizens’ Assembly recommendations
The Green Party has called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to live up to a speech he made in 2014 and back the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on changes to the way referendums are held. Today, the Citizens’ Assembly recommended to allow votes for Irish people working abroad, to empower citizens to directly call for […]
14th January 2018
Greens renew call for microbead ban as UK law comes into effect
Government must ban microbeads, introduce a deposit refund scheme, and phase out single-use plastics There will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, according to predictions Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan today called on the Government to honour their commitment to ban microbeads – fourteen months after promising to do […]
11th January 2018
Greens: Minister Ross must speed up roll-out of longer Luas trams
Dublin Rathdown TD and Green Party Deputy Leader has called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to roll out the delivery of the extended Luas trams on the Green Line/Cross City as soon as possible. Deputy Martin said: “I have been contacted by many constituents who […]
10th January 2018
Greens: Property Tax reforms should aid homeowners of defective properties
Properties with fire safety, waterproofing, pyrite and mika defects should be exempt from LPT Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin today repeated her call for the Government to introduce measures to assist homeowners to carry out essential remedial works in defective buildings. In June 2017, the Dáil passed […]
10th January 2018
Greens call for first fully electric bus fleet for Kilkenny
Bus scheme for regional towns is welcome but must shift away from diesel The Green Party today called on the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to pilot Kilkenny City for the first fully electric bus fleet in the State. The Greens made the call as TII prepare to […]
10th January 2018
Green Party calls for leadership from Naughten on China Waste Crisis
The Green Party has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, to take decisive action on waste. The call comes as China closes the door to accepting contaminated waste from abroad. Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, the leader of the Green Party group on Dublin City Council said: “Now is […]
6th January 2018
Varadkar must not let Hungary visit be an endorsement of Orban regime
Will Taoiseach meet with civil society and opposition groups? The Green Party said today that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must stand up for human rights and the rule of law during his controversial trip to Hungary, and avoid the visit being used to endorse the right-wing government of Prime Minister Victor Orban. Speaking today, […]
4th January 2018