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…

New bill targets dog fouling with 1000% increase in fines

Green Party Justice Spokesperson Patrick Costello TD today introduced new legislation designed to dramatically increase the fine for dog fouling from €150 to €1500. The proposed bill would amend the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and aims to provide for public health and cleaner streets by increasing the deterrent for those failing to scoop the poop…

Costello supports President Higgins – Cries of unconstitutionality are an attempt to distract from Housing Crisis

The reaction today from government TDs to President Higgins’s comments on housing are unjustified according to Patrick Costello TD. The Green Party Justice Spokesperson was speaking following accusations that the President breached the constitutional limitations of his position. “What President Higgins said yesterday in relation to the condemnation of Government policy on housing is something…