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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.
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. At the core of this sector, which is so fundamental to our national identity, are our farming community and their families. We believe in viable livelihoods for […]
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.
Greens: Citizens’ Assembly can help start a new National Dialogue on Climate Change
Ryan: “If Leo Varadkar wants to put Ireland at the centre of the world, climate action is the way to do it.” The Green Party said today that the Citizens’ Assembly can help to start a new national dialogue on climate change, and bring communities and the State together in taking necessary climate action. In […]
23rd August 2017
Greens welcome City Centre traffic changes
The Green Party today welcomed the traffic management changes in Dublin City Centre that were put in place over the weekend. Green Party Councillor Ciarán Cuffe, chair of the City Council’s Transportation Strategic Policy Committee stated: “These changes are being put in place to improve public transport in Dublin. According to Dublin City Council’s Traffic […]
21st August 2017
Greens call for RTÉ to appear at Public Accounts Committee over Gender Pay Gap
The Green Party today called for RTÉ to appear before the Public Accounts Committee over their refusal to publish statistics on their gender pay gap. Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “It is startling that RTÉ would claim that the publication of their gender pay gap data doesn’t constitute the public interest. The elimination of […]
21st August 2017
Service standards must be maintained on tendered bus routes
The Green Party said today that current levels of customer service must be maintained on a number of orbital bus routes, following the announcement from the National Transport Authority that British company Go-Ahead has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract to operate the routes. Around 10% of Dublin Bus routes – all […]
10th August 2017
Greens call for century old trees to be saved
Dublin City Council plans to fell the historic trees to make way for cycling infrastructure, despite alternative design proposals being submitted The Green Party has today criticised plans to cut down over 50 mature trees at the roadside of Fairview Park. The trees, which were planted in 1908, could be felled under Dublin […]
3rd August 2017
Cork Harbour plans expose Government hypocrisy on fracking
Government simply exporting environmental damage to other countries The Green Party today accused the Government of hypocrisy on fracking after plans to import liquefied natural gas into Cork were announced. The imported gas will be the product of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – a practice recently outlawed in Ireland. A liquefied natural gas tanker is […]
3rd August 2017
Greens call for end to boys’ club in government departments
The Green Party has called for more to be done to ensure gender balance at management level in government departments following reports that the managerial levels across government departments are heavily male dominated. Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “While the Civil Service ensures equal pay for equal work, figures reported today […]
28th July 2017
Greens: Waiting lists for Housing Adaptation Grants must be eliminated
The Green Party has sharply criticised the Department of Housing for the unacceptably high waiting lists for Housing Adaptation Grants for Local Authority tenants. Speaking today, Party Spokesperson on Local Government and Community, Cllr Malcolm Noonan said that the lack of investment in housing adaptation is putting extra pressure on housing lists. “In many cases […]
27th July 2017
Greens: Census figures reveal ‘accommodation time-bomb’
458,874 young people over the age of 18 still live with parents High rents and house prices preventing people from leaving home The Green Party said today that the Government is facing an accommodation and housing time bomb, on top of the current housing crisis, as Census figures revealed that there are 458,874 persons aged […]
27th July 2017
New survey shows Electric Vehicle drivers love the cost savings but want more charging stations
Green Party proposes new rules to mandate charging points in every petrol station A new survey, carried out by the Green Party in conjunction with the Irish Electric Vehicle (EV) Owners Association, has found that 75% of EV drivers saw lower costs as the main advantage of going electric, while the lack of public charging […]
25th July 2017
Greens back call for gender pay transparency in publicly funded organisations
The Green Party today backed calls for gender pay transparency in publicly funded organisations, following revelations of a significant gender pay gap in RTÉ. Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “Transparency is key when it comes to tackling the gender pay gap. Laws can be in place, but until we can see […]
24th July 2017
Greens welcome return of Dublin City Council Beta Projects
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne today welcomed the news that Dublin City Council Beta Projects is to restart from next month, following pressure to revive the scheme. Welcoming the announcement, Cllr Byrne said: “The Beta Project is a great resource for Dublin. It provides a really an innovative, creative and collaborative approach to how […]
24th July 2017