STATEMENT: After Campaigning for their Appointment Deputy Costello Welcomes Appointing of Two Additional Data Protection Commissioners but seeks Independent Review of DPC.

Patrick Costello, Green Party TD for Dublin South Central, today welcomed the announcement from Government that there would be an appointment of two additional Data Protection Commissioners at the Data Protection Commission. He began, “Since I entered the Dáil this has been something I have worked on consistently. I have demanded action on this issue…

STATEMENT: Children At Risk Due To Lack Of Safe Placements

Patrick Costello, Green Party TD for Dublin South Central, warned that children in care are being put at risk due to the lack of adequate placements, as demonstrated in the latest Child Law Project Reports published today. Deputy Costello, a former child protection social worker and vice-chair of the Oireachtas Children’s committee stated “These reports…

STATEMENT: ‘Our leaders and governing partners need to demonstrate what sectors are picking up the shortfall if Agriculture is given lower targets’ – Patrick Costello TD

Patrick Costello TD for Dublin South Central was speaking following reports in the media that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael TDs will not back high sectoral emission reductions on agriculture, set by the Climate Change Advisory Committee. He began, “The introduction of the Climate Action Act was one of the key policies of this Government,…

WATCH: More Judges are Needed to Ensure Access to Justice

Full transcript: Yesterday, in her remarks on her retirement, Ms Justice Irvine commented on how the lack of judges was hampering access to justice. We see this at every level of our justice system. A solicitor, Mr. Gareth Noble, reported on a family list in the District Court in Meath which could not be cleared…

Job Vacancy: Secretarial Assistant to Teachta Dála

Patrick Costello TD is recruiting a Secretarial Assistant. The role is multi-faceted and involves administrative, phone, communications, policy and political work. Suitable candidates should have a minimum of twelve months experience in political, administrative or communications-based roles. This is a fixed-term (Dáil to Dáil) contract of employment and would terminate automatically following the dissolution of…