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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 welcomes agreement on Brexit talks
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said today: “We welcome the agreement that was reached this morning between the EU and UK negotiating teams to allow Brexit talks move to the next phase of negotiations. “The text is similar to the one outlined to our party on Monday and the addition of section 50 […]
8th December 2017
Green Party & ISPCA criticise Minister for Education’s refusal to include Animal Welfare in Primary School Curriculum
The Green Party has criticised Minister for Education for his refusal to consider including a module on animal welfare in the Primary School curriculum. Speaking today, Green Party Deputy Leader, and member of the Oireachtas Education Committee, Catherine Martin TD, said: “The Minister’s reply to my parliamentary question clearly indicates that he has no […]
8th December 2017
Greens call for establishment of North/South Consultative Forum
The Green Party has called on the DUP commit to making better use of the North-South Ministerial Council and other north-south institutions as part of future arrangements on the Irish border, following Brexit. Speaking this morning, the party’s spokesperson on political reform, Oliver Moran, said: “The natural place for the parties, north and south, to […]
7th December 2017
Greens congratulate Terry Reintke MEP on Time Person of the Year award
The Green Party Comhaontas Glas have congratulated Terry Reintke, a Green Party MEP for Germany, on her inclusion in the Time Magazine Person of the Year award for her role in the #MeToo movement. Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “We are delighted that Terry’s involvement in the #MeToo campaign, breaking the silence […]
6th December 2017
Greens: Climate Change review ‘must be a wake-up call’ for Government
The Green Party has described the Climate Change Advisory Council’s Annual Review as a ‘wake-up’ call for the Government, and said that the report reveals the staggering gap in ambition between the Government’s plans, and the steps needed for Ireland to meet its international climate change commitments. Speaking in response to the report, Green […]
5th December 2017
Green Party welcome draft text on Brexit border agreement
Protection of provisions of Good Friday agreement is key principle in draft text
5th December 2017
Ceapacháin Aire Gan Gaeilge Cáinte Mar “Díoma”
Is “díoma” é duine gan Gaeilge a cheapadh an tríú uair as a chéile mar Aire Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, a deir iarrthóir de chuid an Chomhaontas Glas inniu. Deir Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh, a d’ainmnigh an pairtí mar iarrthóir i mBaile Átha Cliath Thiar Lár sa chéad toghchán eile ag tosach Mhí na Samhna, gur […]
4th December 2017
Greens urge new Heritage Minister to address decline in habitats
Party says that there is an alarming decline in the quality of Ireland’s habitats
4th December 2017
Appointment of Minister for Culture without Irish “disappointing”
It is “disappointing” that a TD without competence in the Irish language has been appointed for the third successive time as Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, according to a Green Party general election candidate. Peter Kavanagh, whom the party named as their candidate in Dublin Mid-West at the beginning of November, said that […]
1st December 2017
Greens: Brexit border deal should centre around physical realities, not identity politics
British Government must commit to common environmental, energy, transport and agriculture standards before any 2nd phase talks begin.
1st December 2017
Green Party welcome resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald
The Green Party have welcomed the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, but warned that accountability must not stop with the Tánaiste’s resignation. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We welcome the resignation of the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. We said from the start that now wasn’t the time for an election, and we […]
28th November 2017
Greens: Government must ‘get serious’ on climate change, as EPA report shows rising emissions
The Green Party today has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten to ‘get serious’ about climate change, following a report from the EPA showing that Ireland’s emissions rose by 3.5 % in 2016, with significant increases observed across all the main sectors. According to the report published by […]
27th November 2017