David Healy (Irish politician)
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He attended primary school in the Cayman Islands and secondary school at Cistercian College, Roscrea in County Tipperary. He was awarded an LL.B and an MSc in Environmental Science by Trinity College, Dublin where he also ran as a Green candidate for the student council.
He was a Green Party candidate for the Dublin North–East constituency at the 1992 general election, getting 2.0% of the votes. He ran again unsuccessfully at the 2002 general election, receiving 5.6% of the votes, and was also unsuccessful at the 2007 general election getting 6.7% of the votes. He lost his council seat at the 2009 local elections.
Healy worked as an adviser to John Gormley, former leader of the Irish Green Party and former Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Healy was also his party's spokesperson on climate change and is involved in the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.
- Healy, David (2002). Telling it like it is - 10 years of unsustainable development in Ireland. Dublin: Earth Summit Ireland. p. 116.
- Douthwaite, Richard; Healy, David (2003). "Subsidies and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Fossil Fuels". COMHAR - The National Sustainable Development Partnership.
- Gormley is accused of getting 'jobs for the boys' The Irish Independent 15 November 2007
- Candidate Profile The Irish Independent
- David Healy homepage
- Electoral performance 1991-2009 electionsireland.org
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