About Peter Kavanagh

Peter was born and raised in Clondalkin. He was educated in Coláiste Chilliain, Maynooth University and the National University of Ireland, Galway. He worked in Ireland and abroad as a translator, journalist and educator. In 2009, Peter began work in the Irish charity sector, where he now serves as Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Ireland’s largest older people’s charity, Active Retirement Ireland.
Peter has been involved in activism and volunteering on both a local and national scale for most of his life. He established Clondalkin Active Retirement Association in 2010 to provide opportunities for older people in the Clondalkin area to stay active and healthy.
He is a co-founder of Pop Up Gaeltacht, a grassroots community project for Irish speakers that was established in 2016 and has spread worldwide.
Peter spent three years as President of Baseball Ireland. In his time with Baseball Ireland he was instrumental in bringing international baseball to Corkagh Park in Clondalkin and in the establishment of the Irish U-18 team who recently finished 1st at the European Championships Qualifying Tournament in Zurich.
He sits on South Dublin County Council’s Strategic Policy Council for Arts, Heritage, Culture, Gaeilge and Libraries as a volunteer. In this capacity, Peter served as chairperson of the Public Art Selection Committee for 2016-2019.
Peter volunteers with Muintir Chrónáin in Clondalkin and with various groups elsewhere. He recently worked on the Home Sweet Home communications team during the occupation of Apollo House.
He lives in Clondalkin with his wife Emma.

What the Green Party means to Peter

We’re working for an Ireland where…what matters most- our people, land, air and water – is at the heart of everything we do,every citizen has a decent quality of life and a fair stake in society,the natural resources which create jobs in tourism, farming, food and energy are used to secures all our futures,valuing people and protecting our world is part of our economic decision-making. Our work

The most important needs of every human being are for food, water, shelter, fuel, belonging and meaning.

That’s why we have prioritised supporting communities, improving education, creating a fair Green economy, protecting our water and producing high quality food. In short, making Ireland a great place to live and work.

We haven’t lost our idealism, but we’re also a pretty practical Party. We know Ireland can have a cutting-edge green economy and a just society and we’re working towards that.

How we work

The Green Party has a strong and experienced leadership supported by dedicated members and volunteers.

We currently have sixteen councillors on the island of Ireland working at local government level and one MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) inNorthern Ireland.

Local groups around the country play an important role in organising meetings and events, canvassing and fundraising. Local groups also select candidates to run in local and general elections.

Most universities and colleges in the country have a Young Greens group. Find out more about theYoung Greens.

The Party holds an annual Convention, or Ard Fheis, and all members are invited to attend. The highlights include the Leader’s speech, guest speakers, and a social get-together for members to share stories and motivate each other.

European Greens

The European Green Party is the European political party that operates as a federation of political parties across Europe supporting green politics. As a member of the European Green Party we work closely with the Green MEPs in the European Parliament, who are organised as the Greens-EFA Group.

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The Green Party was formed in 1981 by a group of people with a vision for better planning, social justice, sustainable economic growth and protection of our natural environment.