Róisín Garvey


Spokesperson for Rural Development and Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

My vision

A cleaner, greener, happier, healthier world for all its inhabitants.

My priorities

  • Water – Access to clean water is a human right and proper water infrastructure is the
    foundation for all development, Rural, Urban, Business, Social and Agricultural.
  • Rural Development – I am Green Party Spokesperson on Rural Development.
  • Enterprise, Trade and Employment – I am Green Party Spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
  • Warm, Energy Efficient Homes.
  • Reverse Climate Change and increase biodiversity.

About me

From a farm in West Clare with a background in Climate Education & Community Activism. I coordinated protests that led to the shutdown of Sellafield. I organised the first Anti-War Movement protests against the use of Shannon Airport. I set up Fracking Free Clare leading to the banning of fracking in Co. Clare & all other councils followed suit. I am a single mother and have been campaigning since my 21 year-old son was 3. I set up a non fee-paying Steiner School, set up Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts. I’ve been volunteering in the community for years around cycling, sustainable transport, biodiversity. I’m the first woman and first Green elected to Clare Co. Council for North Clare. I got 9.5% of the vote in Clare in the 2020 General Election, one of the highest Green votes in the country. I became a Senator in May 2020 as a Taoiseach’s nominee to the Seanad. I was elected to the Executive Committee of the Green Party at the Convention in October 2020 and bring a strong, rural, social justice and climate representation from someone with a lot of experience, as well as a rural female voice from west of the Shannon.

Latest activities

16th February 2022

Planning exemptions for solar panel bills soon to become a reality – Greens welcome update from the Taoiseach

8th February 2022

Biggest Home Energy Upgrade Scheme in the history of the state will cut heating bills and lower carbon emissions

4th February 2022

Town Centre First policy will ‘empower communities to create towns and villages we want to live in’

3rd February 2022

Modernising co-operatives part of solution to creating secure, affordable and clean energy future for Ireland

4th November 2021

Climate Action Plan means reduced emissions and better incomes for family farms, says Green Party

29th October 2021

Over 100 rural villages to get access to public transport under new plan

19th October 2021

Green Party Senators call for multi-faceted, catchment-based solutions to flooding

13th October 2021

Budget increase for organic farming marks doubling of investment since Greens entered Government

4th October 2021

National Development Plan sees unprecedented investment in public transport and up to 80% renewable energy

2nd September 2021

Housing For All to address the housing and affordability crisis in Ireland

28th June 2021

Solar-powered electricity will be easier and cheaper for public buildings and farms with Green Party bill

18th May 2021

Green party calls for international ban on fracked gas

19th April 2021

Green Party motion calls for recognition of access to clean water as a human right

22nd March 2021

Green Party calls for recognition of clean water as a human right

1st February 2021

Green Party calls for Lá Fhéile Bríde/Brigid’s Day to be made a public holiday

15th December 2020

Green Party calls for roll out of free access to contraception

25th November 2020

Greens say buy local and make this ‘Black Friday’ a ‘Green Friday’

29th October 2020

Green Party announces new Executive Committee for 2020/21

27th January 2020

Supporting livelihoods, improving services, building community: the Green Party’s ten-year plan for rural Ireland

25th June 2019

Cycling can offer transport solutions for rural Ireland as well as urban areas – Greens

14th May 2019

Green Party calls for an end to any further rural post office closures