Influencing how your city is managed

Do you want to influence how our capital city is run?

Do you know that Dublin City Council have an online hub where they publish public consultations on plans for our city?

Some of the current list of consultations are shown below and you can access the hub at: https://consultation.dublincity.ie/

Consultations regarding Ringsend and Poolbeg (both in Dublin Bay South constituency) are currently open and we will be posting more information on these consultations in the coming weeks.

Are you registered to vote?

Register

The Draft Register of Electors is published on 1 November each year and electors have until Friday 25 November 2016 to make any additions or amendments to their registration details (e.g. change of address).

One of the easiest ways of checking if you are registered to vote is to do so on line – go to www.checktheregister.ie, click on “Leinster” as your province, followed by “Dublin City Council” as your local authority, and then enter your details. If you have any problems, the telephone number of the Franchise Section of Dublin City Council is 222 5010.

If you have recently moved, you can notify the Franchise Section of Dublin City Council so that the Supplementary Register can reflect your new address. You have to fill in a Change of Address (RFA 3) form which, after being completed, must be witnessed by a member of the Garda Síochána. The form can then be sent to the Franchise Section, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

All forms are available for downloading here.

Further information is available from Dublin City Council.

Public Consultation on A Draft Strategy Towards Climate Change Action Plans for the Dublin Local Authorities

 

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Public consultation closes on Monday 17 October at 5pm.

The Dublin local authorities want your views on A Draft Strategy Towards Climate Change Action Plans for the Dublin Local Authorities

The four Dublin local authorities (DLAs) – Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council – acknowledge that climate change is an immediate challenge and that they have a responsibility in helping to address national climate change targets. The draft strategy document therefore sets out the intentions of the DLAs to work together to develop individual yet collaborative climate change action plans, one for each local authority area.

For more info go to: https://consultation.dublincity.ie/corporate-services/draft-strategy-towards-climate-change-action-plans/

SEANAD ELECTION 2016

GRACE O’SULLIVAN has made history by becoming the first Green Senator elected through the Vocational Panel system. Previous Green Party Senators have all come through Taoiseach’s nominees or by-elections. She was elected to the Agricultural Panel of the 25th Seanad.

Senator Grace O’Sullivan now joins Eamon Ryan (TD for Dublin Bay South) and Catherine Martin (TD for Dublin Rathdown) in Leinster House.

You have a strong Green voice in both Houses of the Oireachtas, which is important now more than ever.

Catherine, Eamon and Grace

Your GREEN TEAM in the Oireachtas!
left to right:
Catherine Martin TD,   Eamon Ryan TD,   Senator Grace O’Sullivan

SEANAD ELECTIONS: TCD Panel
Please return your ballot before
11:00am, Tuesday 26 April 2016

Two members of the Green Party are running on the Trinity College panel in the current election for Seanad Éireann. ED DAVITT (who was an active member of the Dublin Bay South Greens before moving abroad) and WILLIAM PRIESTLEY are running as independents (party affiliation is not permitted for these elections) for two of the three available seats.

Ed DavittED DAVITT is a Brussels-based Irish emigrant, who has worked for the Irish and European Green Parties, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and other environmental organisations. He studied History and European Politics and has been living in Belgium for the past four years. Since leaving Ireland he has stayed engaged and active in Irish politics, recently returning to help out with the marriage equality referendum and Eamon Ryan’s election campaign. He is standing together with Barry Johnston on the NUI panel on the Emigrant Manifesto, aiming to address the disenfranchisement and other issues that those that have left Ireland recently face. He also wants to be a voice for the environment and European affairs in the upper house. You can see his full platform here.

william-priestley-portraitWILLIAM PRIESTLEY studied European Studies in Trinity College, and was elected President of the Student Union in 2002. In 2003, he was elected President of the Union of Students in Ireland where he campaigned for greater access to third level opportunities and financial supports for disadvantaged students. He currently directs youth services in one of Limerick City’s most marginalised communities. He has dedicated his career to tackling disadvantage and inequality in the Irish education system and wider society. He is focusing his campaign on educational access issues and green innovation, and you can read his full platform here.

Ballots for the election were recently dispatched to registered Trinity graduates, and voters will have until 11:00am on TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2016 to return them.

We hope you’ll lend these candidates what support you can
and, if you can’t vote yourself, that you’ll get in touch with those that can!

You can support the candidates at their Twitter, Facebook and Web Pages:

ED DAVITT: Twitter, Facebook, Twibbon, Website, Donate.
WILLIAM PRIESTLEY: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Donate.

Your Green Voice is
back in the Dáil!

EAMON RYAN – first to be elected TD in Dublin Bay South

Eamon and Catherine

Thank you all for your support over the past few years. You voted for practical solutions to the challenges we face, positive politics and policies for the next generation. You sent a strong message demanding action on climate change
and social justice. This is your win. You did this.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!   BÍGÍ LINN!

“But of them all, the story that spells hope for a civil politics is the extraordinary resilience and revival of Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan, apparently wiped out by Fianna Fáil, now back in the 32nd Dáil with his polite, likeable politics of consensus and sustainability, the first to be elected in his constituency.”
– Kathy Sheridan, The Irish Times, Mon 29 Feb 2016

Vote Number 1 for EAMON RYAN
Friday 26 February 2016
7:00am to 10:00pm

THINK AHEAD, ACT NOW – put a Green voice back in the Dáil

A number 1 vote for the Greens is a vote for a fairer society.
Social justice and environmental responsibility go hand in hand. – Eamon Ryan

 
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READ the Green Party General Election Manifesto 2016
 
 
Photo credit: Photocall / RollingNews.ie

 
 
According to Dr. Cara Augustenborg’s analysis in The Irish Independent on Friday
19 February 2016, this election is make or break for the Green Party. Cara is an environmental scientist, a climate change lecturer at UCD, and an activist based in Ireland.

GENERAL ELECTION
Friday 26 February 2016
7:00am to 10:00pm

A number 1 vote for the Greens is a vote for a fairer society.
Social justice and environmental responsibility go hand in hand. – Eamon Ryan

 
vote.....Now that the General Election has been confirmed for Friday 26 February 2016, the deadline to have a name added to the Supplementary Voting Register is next Tuesday 9 February 2016. A person needs to be 18 years of age on or before Friday 26 February 2016 for inclusion in the Register.

As mistakes have been made in the past and names have been accidentally removed from the Election Register, please take two minutes to check the register for your own name and your family members whilst there is still time to make corrections.

Are you on the Register of Electors?
You can check at www.checktheregister.ie. If not, there is still time to apply for inclusion in the Supplement to the Register in order to vote at the elections.

For inclusion in this Supplement, application forms will need to be received by the Franchise Section, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, not later than Tuesday 9 February 2016.

For those seeking inclusion in the supplement to the postal and special voters lists, the application forms will need to be received by the Franchise Section, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, not later than Friday 5 February 2016.

All application forms are available for downloading here
If you have any problems, the telephone number of the Franchise Section
of Dublin City Council is 222 5010

Who has the right to vote?
Every person who is an Irish or British citizen and is included in the Register of Electors is entitled to vote at the General Election.

Vote Number 1 for EAMON RYAN on Friday 26 February 2016

Think Ahead, Act now

Are you registered to vote?

RegisterThe next General Election must take place before
8 April 2016 – are you registered to vote?

The Draft Register of Electors is published on 1 November each year and electors have until Wednesday 25 November 2015 to make any amendments to their registration details (e.g. change of address).

One of the easiest ways of checking if you are registered to vote is to do so on line – go to www.checktheregister.ie, click on “Leinster” as your province, followed by “Dublin City Council” as your local authority, and then enter your details. If you have any problems, the telephone number of the Franchise Section of Dublin City Council is 222 5010.

If you have recently moved, you can notify the Franchise Section of Dublin City Council so that the Supplementary Register can reflect your new address. You have to fill in a Change of Address (RFA 3) form which, after being completed, must be witnessed by a member of the Garda Síochána. The form can then be sent to the Franchise Section, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

All forms are available for downloading here.

Further information is available from Dublin City Council.

Eamon Ryan launches
Dublin Bay South
election campaign

Eamon Ryan at Green Party Convention 2014Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, launched his bid to take a seat in the upcoming general election. Running in Dublin Bay South, the former Minister for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources stressed the huge contribution green politics can make in the next Dáil.

He criticised the Government’s return to boom and bust economics, and called for a fundamental shift in the economic and political order.

“We need our economy to be both competitive and collaborative if we are to address the inequality and insecurity we face. Our society must prepare for the long term changes and challenges that are taking place in the world. Economic growth should not be an end in itself. Rather, it must work towards creating a fair, sustainable, and just society.

“We are delivering national policy that has a real effect locally. Policy that will deliver practical solutions in housing, transport, energy, food, and waste management, and improve the quality of all of our lives.

“Policies like public banking, which removes profit from the lending equation, and instead provides a social dividend to local communities, or our vision for a revamped Irish Water, which puts conservation, fairness, and investment at the heart of the utility, and repealing the 8th amendment, an amendment which has proven to be disaster for Irish families, will all have a real, positive affect on our society.

“Our task is making these changes a reality from the bottom up, and bring a peaceful, democratic and practical revolution to Ireland. I hope the public will join us on this grassroots campaign, as we look to return a team of Green voices to the Dáil.”