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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.
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.
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.
Fianna Fáil hypocrisy over vacant houses shows they haven’t changed
The Green Party today called out Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy on vacant houses, following Leaders’ Questions in Dáil where Barry Cowen TD called for action on empty houses less than two weeks after Fianna Fáil voted down the Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017 in the Seanad. Speaking in response, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD […]
23rd February 2017
Greens: Ross must prioritise cycling infrastructure to ease gridlock
The Green Party said today that Minister for Transport Shane Ross TD must prioritise cycling infrastructure to ease the country’s traffic gridlock and protect cyclists, as cyclists protested in Dublin City Centre this lunchtime. Latest figures show a 10% increase in the number of cyclists commuting in Dublin, but investment in cycling remains woefully inadequate. […]
22nd February 2017
Green Party: Dublin Airport expansion ‘would contravene climate act’
The Green Party said today that the proposed third runway at Dublin Airport would fall foul of Ireland’s international emissions reduction obligations, and is not compatible with either the Paris Agreement signed last year, or with our own domestic climate change laws. Speaking today, Green Party Councillor on Fingal County Council, David Healy, said: “Earlier […]
21st February 2017
Cuffe: Mulvey Report requires a coherent and sustained response from Government
The Green Party has warned that the Mulvey Report requires a coherent and sustained response from Government in order to tackle the challenges of the North Inner City. Local Green party City Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said: “Tackling deprivation and disadvantage requires more than CCTV and re-opening closed police stations. We need joined-up government and funding […]
17th February 2017
Greens express concern at potential flaws in Tribunal terms of reference
The Green Party today expressed concerns that the terms of reference of the Charleton Tribunal had serious flaws, and were unnecessarily rushed through. Speaking today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “We have real concerns that the wording of the terms of reference of the Charleton Tribunal would exclude access to telecommunications between relevant […]
16th February 2017
10% increase in cycling commuters ‘show appetite for more infrastructure’
The Green Party said today that latest figures showing a 10% increase in the number of cyclists commuting in Dublin shows the appetite that the Irish public have for cycling, and more investment must follow. Speaking today, Green Party Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, who chairs Dublin City Council’s Transport Committee, said: “The figures released today show […]
16th February 2017
European Commission to take action against Ireland over Urban Wastewater
Investment of €1 billion needed to rectify the situation, or Ireland faces fines of hundreds of millions The Green Party today welcomed the announcement that the European Commission are to take action against Ireland over failures under the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. Speaking in response to the announcement, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said […]
15th February 2017
Martin expresses disappointment at 19th Halawa trial delay
The Green Party have expressed their disappointment following the adjournment of Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt for the 19th time. Ibrahim’s next trial date has been set for 22nd March. Speaking following the news, Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD said: “This is a bitterly disappointing blow for Ibrahim after the visit of the […]
14th February 2017
Greens: Focus must move back to Charleton Investigation terms
Parties must put pursuit of justice before political point scoring to ensure situation never happens again The Green Party said today that the Dáil’s complete focus must move back to ensuring that the terms of reference for the Charleton Commission of Investigation are broadened appropriately to include Tusla, and ensuring that what happened to […]
13th February 2017
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil block Seanad bill on urban regeneration
The Green Party today expressed disappointment that the Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017, which was co-signed by the independent Civil Engagement Group, was defeated in the Seanad. Fine Gael raised concerns about constitutional implications of moving the timeline on levies forward, while Fianna Fáil objected to the stronger tenancy rights in the Bill. […]
9th February 2017
O’Sullivan: Tánaiste should meet with victims of British spying
Green Party Senator and former Greenpeace activist Grace O’Sullivan today called on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, to meet with environmental activists who were victims of British spying in Ireland. Senator O’Sullivan, who herself was a victim of spying and survived a bomb attack by the French secret service while […]
6th February 2017
Seanad bill to get derelict and vacant sites back into action
Green Party bill aims to tackle ‘fundamental flaws’ in Government approach to vacancy and dereliction Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan today published legislation, which will be debated and voted on in the Seanad on Wednesday, aimed at tackling vacancy and dereliction in city and town centres. The Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017 aims to […]
6th February 2017