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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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Green Party present Government with petition calling for Glenasmole Valley to be retained in public ownership
19,500 people sign petition in less than 4 days The Green Party today presented the Government with a petition calling for the sale of 5,000 acres of the Dublin Mountains near Glenasmole Valley to be stopped, and the lands retained in public ownership. 19,500 people (at the time of writing) signed the petition in less […]
28th July 2016
Greens: State must hold on to 5,000 acre Dublin Mountain nature reserve
Party launch petition calling for retention of Glenasmole Valley as part of a new Dublin Uplands Park The Green Party today called on the Government to ensure that a 5,000 acre site in the Dublin Mountains at Glenasmole Valley remains in State ownership rather than being sold off by NAMA to the private sector. […]
25th July 2016
Green Party reject Minister Naughten’s comments on ‘over-ambitious’ 2020 targets
Governments lack of ambition on climate change is becoming a self-fulfilling prophesy Government talked themselves into thinking the 2020 climate goals were unachievable The Green Party today rejected comments by Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Denis Naughten TD blaming the Greens for setting over-ambitious 2020 EU emissions reduction targets as […]
22nd July 2016
Green Party welcome European Parliament investigation into Irish anti-racism laws
Green Party Justice & Equality Spokesperson, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed the decision of the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions to investigate whether Ireland’s legislation meets the requirements of EU Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia. Speaking today, he said: “The only piece of legislation currently in Ireland that deals with racism and xenophobia, the […]
22nd July 2016
Green Party: Scaling back of 2030 climate ambition will cost Ireland double long term
The Green Party today criticised the scaling back of Ireland’s obligations for 2030 EU emissions reductions targets, saying that Ireland is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to the environment, and the lack of ambition in the 2030 targets means that Ireland will miss out on the economic opportunities that others […]
20th July 2016
Greens welcome ‘long overdue’ housing plan, but criticise ‘missed opportunities’
The Green Party today welcomed the publication of the Government’s Action Plan for Housing, saying that steps to address the housing crisis were long overdue, but criticised a number of missed opportunities in the plan. Speaking following the publication of the plan, Green Party Spokesperson on Environment, Cllr Malcolm Noonan said: “We broadly welcome the […]
19th July 2016
New Census figures show Dublin 15 needs public transport investment to deal with increased population
Green Party Dublin West representative, Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman has called on the new Minister for Transport to increase capital spending on public transport in Dublin 15. He was speaking following the result of the initial Census 2016 figures which showed large population growth in Dublin 15. “Today’s initial Census 2016 figures show that of […]
14th July 2016
South Dublin County Council to consider future election poster restrictions
Motion calling for SDCC to explore restricting posters to designated areas passes unanimously South Dublin County Council is to explore the restriction of election posters to designated areas, following the unanimous passing of a Green Party motion calling for limits on election postering. Councillor Francis Noel Duffy’s motion was passed without opposition, and […]
14th July 2016
Greens: Establish ‘Brexit Advisory Panel’ to advise Government
The Green Party today called on the Government to establish a Brexit advisory panel, made up of external experts as well as top department officials, to advise it during the Brexit process. Speaking during Taoiseach’s Questions in the Dáil today, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said: “The Government needs to bring together the best […]
13th July 2016
Greens call on Government to proceed with a forum on the future of Anglo-Irish relations
Holding an informal forum outside the structures of the Good Friday Agreement would remove the immediate Unionist veto Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan and TD for Dublin Bay South today said that the Government should proceed with a forum on the future of Anglo-Irish relations – with or without Unionist support. Speaking today, he […]
11th July 2016
Martin: Government ‘setting fire to the past, present and future’ of Ireland’s natural heritage
The Green Party today accused the Government of ‘setting fire’ to Ireland’s natural heritage, following confirmation from the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht that 46 areas of bogs are to be de-designated as Natural Heritage Area. This will remove protections against the destruction of the bogs, and allow turf cutting to take place. […]
11th July 2016
Green Party welcomes winding down of disgraced Console brand
Expertise and experience must not be lost – local services must be maintained The Green Party today welcomed the announcement that suicide bereavement charity Console is to be wound down, following the scandal that engulfed the organisation over the last week. Green Party Spokesperson for Environment and Local Government, Cllr Malcolm Noonan said that the […]
7th July 2016