The Green Effect

The transformative partner in Government, delivering for the climate, thriving communities, and an equal and just society.

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Climate
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Changed planning laws to allow for more solar power on housing, schools, farms. Learn more
Climate
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Created grants to insulate homes which saves both money and energy. Learn more
Families
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Delivered 25% reduction in childcare fees. Learn more
Community
Delivered the first new public holiday in three decades. Learn more
Community
Enshrined right of employees to work from home. Learn more
Climate
Green Party creates €3bn Climate & Nature Fund Learn more
Climate
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Hiked spending on footpaths and cycle lanes by 600%. Learn more
Climate
Introduced Circular Economy Act to phase out single use plastic. Learn more
Equality
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Introduced new right to free contraception for 17 to 30 years olds. Learn more
Community
Green Party Deputy Leader, Minister Catherine Martin at the launch of the Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme
Introduced pilot scheme to create a Basic Income for artists. Learn more
Climate
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MetroLink secured by Green Minister Learn more
Climate
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Passed first ever legally binding law to halve carbon emissions by 2030. Learn more
Climate
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Secured a three-fold increase in funding for organic farming. Learn more
Climate
Secured €1.3 billion investment in Irish forestry. Learn more
Climate
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Slashed public transport fares by 20% and over 50% for young people. Learn more
Climate
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Started paying households and communities for excess solar power. Learn more
Community
Strengthened the protection of children online through Coimisiún na Meán. Learn more
Climate
Tripled the size of marine protected areas. Learn more