Minister Roderic O’Gorman

Teachta Dála for Dublin West

Spokesperson for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

My vision for Dublin West

I want Dublin West to be a safe, clean, and attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

What I stand for

I believe that we can have a thriving economy and reinvest back into our communities, supporting education, health and childcare services and providing a safe and clean environment for everyone.

My priorities

  • Make public transport cheap and effective by upgrading the Maynooth Line to DART standard, building the new Pelletstown train station, cutting journey times on all our bus routes and making cycling safer.
  • Ensure that people in Dublin West can buy affordable and good quality homes. For those who don’t wish to buy, keep rents at reasonable rates and provide new social housing.
  • Support families in how they choose to get childcare and invest in education, particularly supporting kids who have special educational needs.
  • Protect and improve the environment both locally and globally and promote policies that improve human and environmental health

My experience

I’ve been an elected member of Fingal County Council since 2014. As a member of the Council’s Transportation Policy Committee I have focused on issues like safe cycling and improving bus and train services. I’ve engaged with the Gardaí on issues like community policing and addressing domestic violence through my membership of the Fingal Joint Policing Committee. As a member of the Education Training Board (ETB) I’ve gained a huge insight into educational issues, through sitting on the board of management of Castleknock Community College, Pobail Setanta, Coolmine Community School and Scoil Choilm. Professionally, I work as a law lecturer in Dublin City University, where I lecture EU and Planning law. I am also a member of DCU’s Brexit Institute.

Latest activities

12th October 2021

Half-price travel on public transport for young people secured by Greens

12th October 2021

Securing protections for young people and families in budget key priority for Greens

28th September 2021

Greens welcome move to reunite families as 500 additional places announced under Afghan Admission Programme

5th July 2021

Gender pay gap details to be published in Ireland for the first time

21st June 2021

‘Ireland stands with the LGBTI+ community in Waterford’ – Minister O’Gorman visits Waterford to meet with local Pride Committee

20th June 2021

‘Dublin should not just be a place to visit, but a city where you can afford to live and grow old’ 

26th May 2021

Roderic O’Gorman TD appointed Green Party Director of Elections for Dublin Bay South byelection

23rd April 2021

Recognition for long-term undocumented migrants finally on its way says Green Party

16th April 2021

New hate crime legislation sends strong signal that peddling hate is not acceptable in Irish society

1st April 2021

Minister Roderic O’Gorman TD on Equal Pay and Family Leave

26th February 2021

Green Party welcomes move to end Direct Provision

17th December 2020

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, on the work to end Direct Provision

3rd December 2020

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, on the Mother and Baby Homes Report

5th November 2020

Oireachtas briefing: Minister acknowledges the importance of sport, culture and tourism to well-being and mental health

13th October 2020

Greens invest in a fairer future for all with budget that supports equality, inclusion and youth services

16th July 2020

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman TD, on the extension of Parent’s Leave and the Maternity Benefit debate

27th June 2020

Meet your new Green Ministerial Team

19th June 2020

A Statement on the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan

9th June 2020

Support for families at risk of domestic violence must be maintained

4th June 2020

Report shows Direct Provision is failing people seeking international protection

7th May 2020

Green Party announce their negotiating team for government formation talks

5th May 2020

Overcrowding shows Government is failing to protect people in Direct Provision from Covid-19 – Greens

30th April 2020

Green Party News

30th April 2020

Introducing Roderic O’Gorman TD

23rd April 2020

Ombudsman report underlines need to move away from Direct Provision – Greens

15th April 2020

Tusla must set out Covid 19 strategy for domestic violence sector – Greens

31st March 2020

Greens call for expanded access to domestic abuse services during Covid-19 crisis

27th March 2020

Prioritise Covid-19 Testing in Group-Living Situations to Save Lives

24th March 2020

Covid19 measures insufficient for those in Direct Provision

5th February 2020

‘Who is going to listen to the science?’ – Greens

17th January 2020

Green Party launch Air Quality Policy

9th January 2020

Controversial ‘Co-Living’ planning decision in West Dublin is a direct result of Fine Gael policy

14th November 2019

Green Party welcome investigation into attacks on sex workers

20th June 2019

Situation in Carrickmacross direct provision centre ‘completely unacceptable’ – Greens

19th June 2019

Justice Minister needs to clarify capacity of Balseskin Direct Provision Centre as he directs Hatch Hall residents to move there – O’Gorman

10th June 2019

Jail sentences for sex workers completely disproportionate – O’Gorman

20th May 2019

Green Party calls for Yes vote in divorce referendum to reduce living apart time requirement and to recognise foreign divorces

17th May 2019

Minister for Justice abdicating responsibility regarding dangerous scrambler bikes

13th May 2019

Greens call on OPW to ‘rewild’ the Phoenix Park

1st May 2019

Every place matters in the effort to tackle climate change: Greens

1st April 2019

Greens call for independent building regulator

28th March 2019

Potential closure of Hatch Hall direct provision centre shows direct provision system is collapsing – O’Gorman

10th December 2018

Unpublished Garda Report Highlights Inadequate Hate Crime Definition in Irish Law

25th October 2018

Effective Lines of Communication with Schools are Essential During Auditing Process

24th October 2018

Green Party Welcomes Proposed Excavation of Tuam Mother-and-Baby Site

19th October 2018

Greens Call for Yes Vote in Blasphemy Referendum

12th September 2018

Greens raise questions over Garda tactics following arrests at North Frederick Street protest

11th June 2018

O’Gorman calls for dedicated Traveller Employment Strategy

5th June 2018

O’Gorman welcomes EU Court of Justice recognition of same-sex marriage

11th April 2018

Fingal Co Co to reduce use of controversial pesticides