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Ciarán Cuffe

MEP for Dublin

My vision for Dublin

I want to work with our European neighbours to make Dublin the best city in Europe for living, working, and raising a family. That means taming the traffic, providing decent housing that people can afford, creating quality jobs and ensuring we’ve clean air, parks and play spaces.

What I stand for

I am the Green Party’s candidate for the European elections in Dublin. I have the passion and experience needed for the job: I am proud to be a City Councillor for the North Inner City, and to represent all Dubliners, new and old. I’m not afraid to speak truth to power, and will make sure that Dublin’s voice will be heard at the heart of Europe.

My priorities

I want Dublin to be a green, caring and fair city for all.

  • Quality public housing is my number one priority. If elected I will work with my European colleagues to make sure Dublin provides well-designed housing for people of all ages and incomes.
  • Dublin deserves a world-class transport system, starting with investment in walking, cycling and bus priority systems.
  • Our children should have the best start in life. I want to ensure that young people, regardless of their background, have access to good food, education, healthcare and training. Postcodes shouldn’t determine your future.
  • Climate change requires action in Brussels and at home. I’ll work hard to create well-paid jobs in renewable energy and upgrading homes.

My experience

I chair Dublin City Council’s Transport Committee and am passionate about walkable, bikeable and livable cities. I served two terms in Dáil Éireann, and was a Minister of State with responsibility for Climate Change, Planning, and Sustainable Transport. During my time in government, I reformed the Irish planning system to focus on evidence-led decision-making, and published legislation to tackle climate change. I chair a Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology. I am currently undertaking an MSc in Cities at the London School of Economics and hold degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from University College Dublin.

Latest activities

23rd August 2019

Reject Mercosur unless Amazon and Irish farmers can be protected – Greens

9th July 2019

Government must stop dragging feet on air pollution: Greens

19th June 2019

Green MEPs respond to European Commission’s recommendations on Ireland’s draft National Climate and Energy Plan

17th June 2019

Climate Action Plan Lacks System Change Needed to Tackle Crisis – Greens

5th June 2019

Greens Call for Full Release of ESB Oil Leaks Info

4th June 2019

Green Party calls for more action from the Irish Government and local authorities on urban air quality

23rd May 2019

Green Party concerned at ongoing failure to manage coach parking for 3 Arena concerts

21st May 2019

Cuffe calls for Murphy to resign after ‘exciting choice’ comments

15th May 2019

Massive emission costs come as no surprise and are a clear indictment of Fine Gael inaction on climate

14th May 2019

Greens call for action on air quality

13th May 2019

Greens call on OPW to ‘rewild’ the Phoenix Park

12th May 2019

BusConnect plans must save more trees: Greens

2nd May 2019

Cuffe calls for Flanagan to tackle prison overcrowding

1st May 2019

Use European funds to help the homeless not expand the airport: Cuffe

26th April 2019

The Green Party has called on the Government to encourage rather than ban electric scooters

19th April 2019

Green Party call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on very poor air quality in Dublin

15th April 2019

Cuffe calls for climate justice at launch of Euro campaign

11th April 2019

More people using public transport is good but we need to promote cycling and walking: Cuffe

3rd April 2019

Cuffe welcomes new plans for Liffey Cycle Route

28th March 2019

Minister Murphy’s claim that he cannot stop the number one cause of family evictions doesn’t add up – Cuffe

19th March 2019

State could lose out on over €1bn if it fails to tackle massive zoning windfall for developers: Greens

3rd March 2019

Greens on Dublin City Council call for protection of abortion service

25th February 2019

Minister Ross must be held to account for rail delays: Greens

22nd February 2019

We need to alter not abandon southside MetroLink: Greens

17th February 2019

THE GREEN WAVE Green Party launch European campaign

13th February 2019

Event notice: European Election Launch

11th February 2019

Have your say in Dublin’s Climate Action Plans: Greens

5th February 2019

Social and affordable housing is possible in Dublin city centre, say the Green Party

17th January 2019

Minister Ross should accept the will of the Dáil and commit 10 per cent of the transport budget for cycling: Greens

3rd January 2019

Green Party welcomes the Taoiseach embracing our proposal to give carbon tax ‘back to households’

2nd January 2019

Fine Gael must fast-track cycle safety measures: Greens

11th December 2018

Greens Welcome Dublin City Council Decision to Avoid Use of Glyphosate

4th December 2018

Greens Welcome Publication of New Dublin City Council Climate Action Plan

6th November 2018

Green Party Welcomes Rickshaw Regulations

1st November 2018

Greens Urge Council Chief to Consider All Options to Advance College Green Plaza

31st October 2018

Green Party Backs Calls for Dedicated Public Transport Police

25th October 2018

Action on Short-term Lettings is Too little Too Late, Variation of Development Plan Now Needed

17th October 2018

Greens Express Dismay at Bord Pleanála Decision to Refuse College Green Plaza

9th September 2018

Cuffe calls for reform of parking enforcement in Dublin City

28th August 2018

Dublin Housing Occupation is an Important Moment of Civic Action

2nd July 2018

Cuffe calls for front-loading of orbital routes on BusConnects network plans

26th June 2018

Cuffe: Irish Water must prosecute those who fail to fix leaks

12th June 2018

Cuffe welcome publication of BusConnects plan

30th May 2018

Cuffe calls on Minister Ross to regulate, not ban Rickshaws

22nd May 2018

Cuffe gives guarded welcome to Dublin travel stats

15th May 2018

Trials of alternative to Glyphosate weedkiller alternative welcome

9th May 2018

Green Party rejects Dublin City Plans to demolish Listed Housing