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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.
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.
New documents show Irish Government blocking community energy initiatives at EU level
Irish officials watering down plans to allow householders generate and sell their own power
22nd November 2017
Greens welcome ‘historic’ High Court statement
High Court declares constitutional right to an environment “that is consistent with the human dignity and well-being of citizens at large”
21st November 2017
Green Party call for ‘Vision Zero’ approach to road safety following 13th cyclist death
The Green Party has called for the Minister for Transport Shane Ross TD and the Road Safety Authority to introduce a ‘Vision Zero’ approach to road safety as a thirteenth cyclist dies this year on Irish Roads. It called for Ireland to learn from countries such as Sweden that have had a ‘Vision Zero’ […]
20th November 2017
Greens seek end to further oil and gas exploration
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Bill to be introduced in Dáil Éireann today Further exploration ‘incompatible with Paris Agreement commitments’
16th November 2017
Greens seek end to further oil and gas exploration
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Bill to be introduced in Dáil Éireann today Further exploration ‘incompatible with Paris Agreement commitments’ The Green Party will today introduce the Prohibition of Fossil Fuels (Keep It In the Ground) Bill 2017, seeking an end to further oil and gas exploration in Irish territory. The Bill as the COP23 […]
16th November 2017
Greens: Ireland shamed by new ranking as worst European country for climate action.
The Green Party today issued a call for a radical new energy, transport, agriculture and industrial policy to restore Ireland’s green reputation. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said: ‘The ranking of Ireland as the worst performing European country when it comes to climate action brings shame to our country.’ ‘The analysis carried out by […]
15th November 2017
Greens set a 75% renewable electricity target for Ireland by 2030
The Green Party today called on the Government to become climate action leaders, and set a target of 75% renewable electricity by 2030. The call came as part of the Greens’ submission to the consultation on the new renewable energy support scheme. Speaking about the submission, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “Our […]
10th November 2017
Greens welcome ban on use of wild animals in circuses
The Green Party today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a ban on the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes. The new regulation will come into force from 2018. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on Animal Welfare said “This is a positive and significant step from Minister Creed to end this archaic and cruel […]
10th November 2017
Fight to stop Heritage Bill not over yet, say Greens
Fianna Fáil fail to show leadership; a missed opportunity to be a real party of opposition Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown, Catherine Martin has today criticised Fianna Fáil’s support for the Heritage Bill. Speaking following the vote, Deputy Martin said: “This is a hugely disappointing development. Fianna Fáil has shown an […]
9th November 2017
Greens call on Government to scrap ‘destructive’ Heritage Bill
Enacting Heritage Bill ‘would be nothing short of environmental sabotage’ Time for Fianna Fáil to be a real party of opposition and quash this Bill once and for all
9th November 2017
Catherine Martin elected first chair of the Oireachtas Women’s Parliamentary Caucus
There are approximately 86 women's parliamentary groups or caucuses worldwide, designed to give women parliamentarians a forum and vehicle to discuss and campaign on issues predominantly affecting women. The first meeting of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus will take place on the 15th of November.
8th November 2017
Greens welcome Government coffee cup charge proposal
Greens will work with Government to amend Waste Reduction Bill 2017 to include charge
6th November 2017