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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.
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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 motion to protect oceans passes in Seanad
Government defeated on Grace O’Sullivan’s motion calling for the establishment of Marine Protected Areas A motion from Green Party Senator Grace to protect Ireland’s seas and help our fishing communitiespassed in the Seanad on Wednesday evening, despite opposition from Government Senators. Senator O’Sullivan’s motion, supported by her colleagues in the Seanad Civil Engagement […]
24th May 2018
Greens: EU report lays bare Government inaction on climate change
A new European Commission report ‘lays bare Government inaction on climate change’, says Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD. The European Commission today published its Country Report Ireland 2018, which is highly critical of Ireland’s failure to put in place emission reduction policies and decarbonise Irish society. The report says: Existing climate change mitigation efforts will […]
23rd May 2018
Greens give guarded welcome to Dublin travel stats
The Green Party has given a guarded welcome to new data showing an increase in sustainable travel in Dublin City. The Party has welcomed the boost for numbers travelling by bus, bike and walking, but warned that investment was needed to make cycling and walking safer in the longer term. The figures are contained within […]
22nd May 2018
Greens urge voters to turn out for a Yes vote on Friday
The Green Party have urged voters to turn out and vote Yes in the referendum on Friday. Speaking today Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said that Irish people were understanding, and compassionate, and would understand the need to vote Yes on Friday: “This referendum is about moving towards a compassionate, caring approach to difficult situations and decisions […]
21st May 2018
Pigeon House Precinct to be developed for cultural, creative industries and green businesses following motion
Following a motion put forward by Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne, the Pigeon House Precinct, owned by Dublin City Council with plans to dispose of it in the near future, will have to give priority to creative, cultural, artistic, community and green business uses. Speaking today, Councillor Byrne said the move would protect a […]
18th May 2018
Green Party: Local Authorities failing in accountability and transparency
Lack of meaningful reform is deepening distrust in Local Government – Noonan The Green Party today criticised Local Authorities and the Minister for Local Government for failing to move towards any meaningful reform, public accountability and participation in decision making processes. Commenting following the publication of Transparency International Ireland’s latest Integrity Report on 31 Local […]
16th May 2018
Comhaontas Glas: Ní féidir leis an Rialtas neamhaird a thabhairt ar an éileamh atá ar oideachas trí Ghaeilge
Chuir an Comhaontas Glas fáilte roimh chinneadh a d’fhoilsigh an Coimisinéir Teanga inniu gur sháraigh Roinn an Oideachais agus Scileanna an dlí nuair nár thug siad riachtanais teanga san áireamh agus iad ag aimsiú patrún nua scolaíochta. Agus an Comisinéir Teanga ag seoladh Tuarascáil Bhliaintiúil 2017, dúirt Peadar Ó Caomhanaigh, urlabhraí Gaeilge an Chomhaontais […]
16th May 2018
Greens: Government can’t continue to ignore demand for Irish language education
The Green Party has today welcomed the finding by An Coimisinéir Teanga that the Department of Education and Skills breached the law by not appropriately considering Irish language requirements in choosing a patron for a new school. Speaking as the office of An Comisinéir Teanga launched their 2017 Annual Report, Green Party Irish Language […]
16th May 2018
Continuing water quality issues threaten tourism, public health and the environment
The Green Party said today that continuing water quality issues at popular bathing spots threatens tourism, public health and the environment. The party called for more urgency from Government in addressing water quality issues, following the publication of the EPA’s latest Bathing Water Quality report. Seven locations in Ireland failed to meet minimum EU […]
16th May 2018
Greens: Action at EU level the only way to end Palestinian bloodshed
The Green Party today called for action at EU level to end the bloodshed in Palestine – following a day of horror where at least 58 people, including children, were killed by Israeli forces. Green Party Councillor Patrick Costello, who previously worked as a Human Rights Observer in occupied Palestine condemned the killings as […]
15th May 2018
Green Party welcomes trials of alternative to Monsanto Weedkiller
The Green Party has welcomed Dublin City Council’s decision to trial alternatives to the use of glyphosate as a weedkiller on streets and in parks in Dublin. This follows on from a Green party motion to City Council seeking the use of alternative methods of weed control. Questions to the Chief Executive showed that […]
15th May 2018
Greens welcome Ireland 2040 climate case
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD has welcomed the news of the climate change legal challenge to the National Planning Framework/National Development Plan. Speaking today, he said: “Our response to the draft National Planning Framework (NPF) when it was published last year was that we were deeply disappointed. We called for the NPF to […]
14th May 2018