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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.
With a highly-skilled workforce, access to international capital and markets and a growing start-up mentality, Ireland is well placed to become a hub of activity in the Green Economy.
Housing and Homelessness Policy
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 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.
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.
As an island nation we have one of the greatest marine resources in Europe. That resource needs to be managed responsibly.
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.
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.
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.
Economics and Finance
Ireland needs a sustainable economic model that benefits society as a whole.
Reproductive Rights Policy
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.
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.
Our Green Party Transport Policy focuses on how we’re going to adapt to growing populations across our towns, cities and countryside.
Removing barriers to education, at all levels, is a key policy of the Green Party. Investment in education benefits all of society.
The Irish language is an important cultural resource for the people of Ireland.
School Dinner 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.
Political Reform Policy
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.
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Austrian elections: Greens congratulate Van der Bellen on ‘historic victory’
Following the final result of the Austrian Presidential Elections, the Green Party has extended its congratulations to former Austrian Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen, who beat right-wing populist Norbert Hofer by the narrowest of margins to become the Austrian Head of State. Speaking following the results, Green Party Leader and TD for Dublin Bay South, […]
23rd May 2016
Green Party welcome Labour Bill on water ownership
Green Party delivered petition for water referendum in 2014 The Green Party welcomed the Labour Party’s Bill, launched today, that would see a referendum to enshrine the public ownership of the water supply in the Constitution. Speaking in reaction to the Bill, Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin, TD for Dublin Rathdown, said: […]
19th May 2016
Martin highlights serious flaws in FF mortgage Bill
Greens warn FF not to give Government and banks a ‘told you so’ moment Flawed Bill would end up delaying any reprieve for struggling mortgage holders The Green Party today raised serious concerns with Fianna Fáil’s mortgage bill, warning that the Bill, as presented, would ‘fail the test of constitutionality and inevitably be struck down.’ […]
18th May 2016
Green Party welcome Government u-turn on minimum pay-per-weight recycling charges
It’s now up to waste management companies to keep recycling free Government must back up this commitment to recycling by moving away from incineration The Green Party today welcomed the confirmation from Minister Simon Coveney that the decision to introduce mandatory minimum pay-by-weight charges for the collection of recycling has been reversed, but said that […]
18th May 2016
Martin: Discrimination in guidance counselling allocation must end
Green Part Deputy Leader Catherine Martin, TD for Dublin Rathdown, has once again called for the restoration of ex-quota guidance counsellors to schools, following a report today from the Institute of Guidance Counsellors detailing how Deis schools were worst affected by cuts to guidance counselling, in what the Institute described as a ‘socio-economic hierarchy to […]
16th May 2016
Green Party: Suspension of recycling pay-by-weight charges ‘would be a step in the right direction’
The Green Party today welcomed the proposed suspension of recycling charges, which would potentially remove green bin pay-by-weight charges before they are even introduced. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson for the Environment, Cllr. Malcolm Noonan, claimed the idea to charge for recycling collection was ‘short sighted’, and said that more efforts need to be made […]
16th May 2016
Martin: Ibrahim Halawa needs ‘all necessary assistance and protection’ from his own Government as he spends 1,000th day in prison
Today marks Ibrahim Halawa’s 1,000th day in prison in Egypt awaiting a trial. Notwithstanding Ibrahim’s innocence, as demonstrated by Amnesty International, his ill-treatment in prison as documented by Reprieve and the intersession on his behalf by the European Parliament, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Irish Law Society and a host of international […]
13th May 2016
Greens urge Government to insist on Hinkley consultation following UNESC ruling
The Green Party today accused the United Nations Economic and Social Council of ‘pulling punches’, following their finding that Britain has breached the Espoo convention, but failure to deliver a recommendation. UNESC found that Britain failed to notify neighbouring states and the general public of the threat of trans-boundary nuclear pollution from Hinkley Point C […]
9th May 2016
Greens: New Government must act now to prevent homeless shelter closure
The Green Party today called on the new Government to act immediately to prevent the closure of an emergency homeless shelter in Dublin. Green Party Spokesperson on Housing, Cllr. Patrick Costello, said today: “There has been a lot of talk over the last few weeks about homelessness. Meanwhile, a Government agency, the Digital Hub Development […]
6th May 2016
Greens criticise lack of vision in Programme for Government, abstain on vote for Taoiseach
It is now up to all parties to make the 32nd Dáil work “It is now up to all parties to make the 32nd Dáil work and we voted to support a less adversarial political approach.” – Eamon Ryan, TD for Dublin Bay South Following the nomination of Enda Kenny TD, for Taoiseach by Dáil […]
6th May 2016
Greens: ‘Unbelievable’ that FG-FF deal makes no reference to climate change
The Green Party today described the complete absence of any reference to climate change from the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement on Government formation as ‘unbelievable’. Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, TD for Dublin Bay South, was speaking during Dáil statements on climate change. He said: “Ireland faces huge challenges over the coming decades if we […]
4th May 2016
Green Party call for Dáil debate on TTIP following Greenpeace leaks
The Green Party today called for a Dáil debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), following the leak of secret papers from the EU-US negotiations, which NGO Greenpeace made public, showing the deal could undermine EU standards and rules on the protection of consumers, the environment, health and public services. The Greens claimed […]
3rd May 2016