• Register for convention | Kilkenny 27th-20th March

    Register for convention | Kilkenny 27th-20th March

    Green Party/Comhaontas Glas Friday, 27 March 2015 at 18:00 - Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 13:00 (GMT) Kilkenny, Ireland

  • A Chara

    A Chara

    The upcoming Carlow/Kilkenny by-election will be the first opportunity since the General Election of 2011 for you to articulate your views on the future direction of our Country. We have come through a most challenging time in our history. But the challenge of forging a sustainable and equitable recovery is just as great and it is only through collaborative action that we can meet that challenge. These past few years have brought out the best in communities and in people as we collectively rally around to support the most vulnerable in the face of devastating cuts to health, education and community services.

  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Malcolm Noonan has been a Green Party Kilkenny Borough & County Councillor for 10 years working hard over that time to help create sustainable communities. Vote Malcolm Noonan Carlow / Kilkenny By Elections 2015



Green Party Convention 2015


Friday 27th March

Registration 6 – 10 pm

  • 19:00-19:30 Green Party Website Workshop for Candidates and Campaign Managers Set Theatre (Green Room)
  • 19:30-22:00 Public Debate ”Community at the Crossroads”, Set Theatre, Langton’s Hotel | Declan Rice – Kilkenny Leader Partnership | Patricia Brennan – Community Workers Co-opSadhbh O’Neill – Environmental Pillar

Saturday 28th March

  • 9:00 Registration Opens
  • 9:30-10:15 Reports
  • 10:15-11:15 Motions
  • 11:15-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-12:15  Panel Discussion on Digital Rights | Ann O’Dea (Silicon Republic) | T J McIntyre (Digital Rights Ireland)
  • 12:15-13:15 Motions
  • 13:15-13:30 NEC Hustings
  • 14:30-15:30  Panel Discussion on Housing | John Fitzgerald (ESRI) | Dermot Sellars (NABCO)Green Party Cllr. Ciaran Cuffe | Joan Campbell (Green Party)
  • 15:30-15:40 Cathaoirleach speech
  • 15:40-16:10  Candidates Session – Election focused discussion| Cara Augustenborg Green Party
    Hazel Chu (Cllr. Patrick Costello’s Campaign Manager in LE 2014) | Green Party Cllr. Claire Byrne
  • 16:10-16:30  Break
  • 16:30-17:20  Panel Discussion on Public Banking | with Economist Dr Richard Werner and Green Party Cllr. Mark Dearey
  • 17:20-17:30 Deputy Leader Speech
  • 17:40-18:00 Party Leader speech
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner in Langton’s Restaurant

Sunday 29th March

Meitheal/Canvass/Leaflet Drop on Sunday morning.

Meitheal for Carlow/Kilkenny By-Election Candidate Malcolm Noonan. Meet at 11am in the Langton Hotel Car Park to canvass Kilkenny city centre.

Please indicate your intention to participate above by selecting 1 in the ticket quantity.

Other Details

Catering

Lanton’s hotel will have tea/coffee stations set up throughout the day.  All sales are on a cash basis. There will be a lunch menu of soup and sandwiches available on Saturday. The cost for lunch is €6.50 per person and a 3 course dinner @ €25 per person at 6:30pm (time TBC). The set menu for the dinner is being arranged and details will be updated here once it has been confirmed.

Entertainment

Malcolm Noonan and his band will keep us entertained in Langton’s Bar on Friday evening with a low-key session including other Green Party musicians. Bring your instruments and enjoy the music!! We hope to stay in Langton’s on Saturday as there is a lively band promised in Set Theatre and entry for Green Party delegates is free.

Childcare

We are delighted to announce that we have a designated room available for children this year. The Green Room, in the upper tier in Set Theatre is available and we hope to have colouring pencils, paper and books available for children to use on the day. Please note that isnot a supervised crèche and parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Parking
There is parking available at the back of Langton’s Hotel but we would advise getting there early as spaces are limited. There is also free parking available on Saturdays in the County Hall car park.

Voting

All non-probationary members who have renewed their membership for 2015 will be entitled to vote. Although there are no Green Party membership cards available this year, we will issue voting slips to paid up members at Convention. You can renew your membership online now at https://members.greenparty.ie/contribute?reset=1&id=2