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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.
Greens: 2040 Plan not detailed enough, won’t deliver on key strategic aims
Government policy must change to deliver progress on housing and transport Reacting to the Government’s publication of the Ireland 2040 Plan, Green Party Leader and TD for Dublin Bay South, Eamon Ryan, said: “We welcome the publication of the Ireland 2040 Plan, and we very much welcome the fact that the Government is planning ahead. […]
16th February 2018
Martin criticises endorsement of ‘female circumcision’
Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown today criticised comments made by Dr Ali Selim, where he endorsed ‘female circumcision’ for medical reasons. Speaking today, Deputy Martin said: “It is highly disappointing that, only two days after International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the views of Dr Ali Selim were […]
9th February 2018
Greens hail ‘historic’ day for environmentalism in Ireland
The Green Party hailed today as a historic day for environmentalism in Ireland, after a majority of Dáil Éireann backed plans to ban future offshore oil and gas exploration in Irish waters. The Climate Emergency Measures Bill 2018, introduced by Bríd Smith TD, was debated in the Dáil yesterday, with the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, […]
8th February 2018
Cher backs Dáil bill to ban future offshore oil and gas exploration
Does Leo believe in life after oil? International superstar and Goddess of Pop Cher this morning backed the Climate Emergency Measures Bill 2018, which will be voted on in the Dáil today. Despite being opposed by Government, the Bill, introduced by People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith, will have enough votes to pass Second Stage […]
8th February 2018
Greens welcome Baldoyle to Portmarnock Greenway plan
David Healy, Green Party Councillor for Howth/Malahide today welcomed Fingal County Council’s application to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a greenway between Baldoyle and Portmarnock. Commenting on the proposal, Cllr. Healy said: “The cycling and walking route between Baldoyle and Portmarnock will provide for a high quality transport link and amenity route through […]
7th February 2018
Greens: Government still biased towards religious schools
Government policy threatens the viability of Educate Together schools The Green Party today accused the Government of threatening the viability of Educate Together schools, and showing favouritism towards religious schools. The Party called for pupil intake restrictions on Educate Together schools, which were put in place to protect the viability of other schools, […]
7th February 2018
Green Party: One-off rural housing must be restricted in NPF
Restrictions will create critical mass in rural towns and villages, says Noonan The Green Party said today that the Government must not deviate from plans to restrict one-off rural housing under the proposed National Planning Framework (NPF). The party said that objections from many rural TDs to the plan are based on an persistent obsession […]
6th February 2018
Greens call foul on untruthful billboards
The Green Party has called for a billboard campaign by an organisation entitled ‘save8th.org‘ to be withdrawn. It said the ad campaign is misleading and untruthful and should be dropped. Councillor Ciarán Cuffe said: “Facts are often the first victim in political campaigning. It is regrettable that these billboards states that “In Britain’ “Limited” Abortion […]
4th February 2018
Greens warn of ‘mental health timebomb’ as staffing problems laid bare
Oireachtas Mental Health Committee hears that 34% of mental health nurses eligible for retirement in the next 5 years The Green Party today warned of a ‘mental health timebomb’, after it was revealed to the Oireachtas Mental Health Committee that 34% of psychiatric and mental health nurses are eligible for retirement within 5 years. The […]
1st February 2018
Green Party calls for ‘open data’ approach to Garda statistics
The Green Party today called for an ‘open data’ approach to Garda statistics to restore confidence in An Garda Síochána after a number of scandals. The call was made in the party’s submission to the Commission on the Future of Policing. Speaking today, Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Councillor Roderic O’Gorman said: “Both the breath test […]
1st February 2018
Greens: Rural broadband plan in disarray following Eir withdrawal
Reacting to the reports that Eir is to withdraw from the tendering process for the Government’s National Broadband Plan, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD commented: “To lose one bidder for the national broadband scheme was unfortunate. To lose two is carelessness. The Government are asleep at the wheel, and the whole scheme has been […]
31st January 2018
Greens reiterate call for Animal Welfare classes following horrific animal cruelty incident in Laois
The Green Party today reiterated their call for animal welfare classes to be introduced in primary schools, following a horrific incident of animal cruelty in County Laois, where a family pet was found nailed and wired to a tree on Sunday morning. Speaking today, Green Party Spokesperson on Animal Welfare, and Laois-Offaly representative, Pippa […]
31st January 2018