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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 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.
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.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
All Green Party policies are formed with the environment in mind. That environment includes the world we live in and our shared values. It's a whole new approach to living well, freely, in peace and in harmony with our natural surroundings.
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.
The Green Party supports the holding of a referendum to allow the people of Ireland determine whether or not the 8th Amendment should be repealed.
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.
Click here for the Green Party Agriculture 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.
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Young Greens’ Convention to take place in Waterford
Event focusing on empowering young people in politics to be hosted at GIY HQ The Young Greens, the youth wing of the Green Party Comhaontas Glas, will hold their Annual Convention this weekend in Waterford. The two day event will be the first conference held in the new GIY HQ at Ardkeen. The event will […]
21st October 2016
Martin: Mental Health budget reversal ‘will have lethal consequences’
Minister must explain misleading figures announced last week The Green Party today slammed the Government over revelations that there is scope for just €15m of additional spending for improvements in mental health care for 2017, despite €35M of extra funding being allocated in the Budget just over a week ago. Speaking in response to comments […]
20th October 2016
Green Party call for decriminalising drug use and legalising medical use of cannabis
The Green Party have called for the decriminalisation of drug use and the legalisation of cannabis for medical use among their recommendations to the Government’s new National Drugs Strategy. The public consultation on the new strategy closed yesterday. Speaking in support of the submission, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “Opportunities for open […]
19th October 2016
Green Party welcome Government approval of Paris Climate Agreement ratification
The Green Party today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, that he had received Cabinet approval to begin the ratification process of the Paris Climate Agreement. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “The announcement that the Government have approved the ratification process for the […]
18th October 2016
Greens disappointed at Government opposition to CAP ‘Greening Measures’
The Green Party has expressed disappointment at the Government’s insistence on the continued use of pesticides on Ecological Focus Areas (EFA). Reacting to Ireland’s opposition to a proposed ban on their use in EFAs at the recent meeting of European Agricultural Ministers, Green Party Spokesperson on Environmental Protection, Mícheál Callaghan said: “It is highly […]
17th October 2016
European Greens to fight together against worst effects of Brexit
Green Party national parliamentarians and MEPs from across Europe concluded the ‘Brexit without Borders’ conference in Dundalk today. Delegates pledged to work together to fight against the worst effects of Brexit. Eamon Ryan TD and leader of the Irish Green Party said: “It looks like the Brexiteers want to turn the UK into a pirate […]
16th October 2016
European Greens to meet in Dundalk to plan for ‘Brexit without Borders’
Green Parties from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales will join MEPs and colleagues from across Europe in Dundalk IT over the weekend to plan a common political strategy for the European Green Party in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Ahead of the summit, Leader of the Green Party Comhaontas Glas, Eamon Ryan TD, pledged to fight […]
14th October 2016
Martin: Government refusing to put in place contingency plan for Junior Cert students
Green Party Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education Catherine Martin TD today accused Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD of failing students in the ongoing row between the Government and the ASTI, and said that the Government is refusing to put in place contingency plans to ensure students of ASTI teachers do not lose 10% […]
13th October 2016
Budget 2017 shows FG/FF unable to move centre of Irish politics towards a more sustainable future
A ‘One for Everyone in the Audience’ budget leaves behind stay at home carers, young people, and addressing climate change The Green Party has criticised Budget 2017 for lacking any strategic vision, and said that three key sectors were left behind by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Independent Alliance. Speaking in response to the […]
11th October 2016
European Greens to hold special Brexit Border Summit in Dundalk
The Green Party today announced that a special Brexit Border Summit will take place this Saturday, October 15th, in Dundalk IT, Dundalk, Co. Louth. The event will welcome Green Party leaders from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, MEPs from the Green-EFA group in the European Parliament, and the leadership of the European Green Party. Green […]
10th October 2016
Greens welcome Fianna Fáil support for directly-elected Mayor
The Green Party today welcomed the news that Fianna Fáil are supportive of a directly-elected Mayor of Dublin, and called on the party and other groupings in the Dáil to support the Local Government (Mayor and Regional Authority of Dublin) Bill 2016, which the Greens will introduce in their upcoming private members’ time. Speaking […]
10th October 2016
Noonan: Traveller Accommodation policy in disarray one year on from Carrickmines
Local Authorities should be given mandatory targets under a revised programme One year on from the tragedy in Carrickmines, where ten members of the Traveller Community perished in a fire, little has changed in prioritising Traveller appropriate accommodation across the State and many families are still living in perilous conditions according to the Green Party […]
10th October 2016