Hello and welcome to my website, let me introduce myself.
My name is Patrick Costello and I am a Green Party TD for Dublin-South Central.
I was educated at Gonzaga, UCD, and Trinity. In UCD I met my partner Hazel Chu and we have one child together – Alexandra.
Despite my political marriage I don’t come from a political background, but it was my frontline work that led me to believe that I needed to play a role in being the change in society I wanted to see.
Before being elected I was working as a child protection social worker. I worked with both adults and youths suffering from homelessness and addiction.
I also volunteered as a scout leader for over ten years involving myself in developing communities. I sit on the board of CLAY, a community-based youth project based in Crumlin who provide a range of services to enhance life skills and opportunities for young people in the area.
Having witnessed inequality in our society firsthand and joined the Green Party I found myself in running for public office. I first stood for election to Dublin City Council in 2014 and again in 2019 – topping the poll on both occasions.
In this capacity I worked to build a sustainable Dublin focusing on active travel, air quality and better planning for public transport, pedestrian and cycling services.
In 2020 I was honoured to be elected by the people of Dublin-South Central, the first time a Green Party TD was elected in the area.
In this Dáil term I am party spokesperson for Justice and sit on several Oireachtas Committees such as the Justice, Children, Good Friday Agreement and the Committee for Issues Concerning the Travelling Community. I am also a member of the Committee on Assisted Dying,
When the loosing of restrictions allow I look forward to meeting you all in person at constituency visit or during a constituency clinic in my new office on Emmet Road. In the meantime please stay in touch by checking this website for my regular updates and following me on social media.