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# Patrick Costello

Last month
February 2023
# From the Archives
Green Party TD proposes Bill to allow public access to RTÉ Archives
Patrick Costello said accessing the national broadcaster’s archival footage is “deeply and perhaps deliberately prohibitive”.
# rent credit
'Exceptionally high volume' of calls to RTB leading to backlog on queries about renters' credit
Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the RTB are overburdened and don’t have the resources they currently need.
Last year
# Supreme Court
Government must take time to examine CETA judgement, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said that it wasn’t the result that the Government had expected.
Opinion: Today's ruling vindicates Costello's decision to take Ceta to the Supreme Court
Assistant Professor of Law David Kenny says today’s Supreme Court judgement on the trade deal shows how seriously the highest court took the case.
# Referendum
CETA: Supreme Court rules trade deal cannot be ratified by Oireachtas unless law is changed
If the legislation is amended, a referendum on the matter could be avoided.
# Phoenix Park
Over 95% of vehicles travelling through Phoenix Park breaking 30km/hr speed limit
Green Party TD Patrick Costello said that the OPW need to work with the Gardaí to address the speeding issues.
All time
# sovereignty
Green TD Patrick Costello loses High Court challenge to CETA trade deal
Ms Justice Nuala Butler said the ratification of CETA was a political question and not a constitutional one.
# CETA challenge
Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal
She is the second Oireachtas member to take a High Court action against CETA.
# Patrick Costello
Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal
The trade deal has divided the Green Party with Costello and TD Neasa Hourigan signalling they will not back the deal.
# trade deal
Green Party Dáil split vote on CETA avoided (for now at least)
The controversial EU-Canada trade deal is to be examined by the EU Affairs Committee.
# Donegal
'Significant public interest': Green Party TD calls for release of 2015 report into Donegal planning irregularities
The report was first submitted to former Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in June 2017,
# Dog Poo
Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year
Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.
# Conflict
A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer
Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.