Richard Greene

Politician + Militant
Born 1950

Richard Greene is a political activist from Dublin, focusing on conservative family values campaigns, and formerly on opposing extradition to the United Kingdom. He was successively a member of Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, and Muintir na hÉireann, and is a spokesman for Cóir. Recently he joined the Christian Solidarity Party and has become its leader. He was a member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Eastern Health Board in the 1990s.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born in 1950.


1981 31 Years Old Greene developed an interest in politics during the 1981 hunger strikes, and campaigned on behalf of the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six. … Read More
1987 37 Years Old He co-founded an unofficial Fianna Fáil members' anti-extradition association to oppose the implementation of the 1987 Extradition legislation, introduced under the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, which envisaged extradition from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland, and reduced the ability of Irish republican suspects to avoid extradition for "political crimes". … Read More
1988 38 Years Old Greene was expelled from his cumann of Fianna Fáil on 3 October 1988 for "conduct unbecoming a member", reinstated two weeks later on appeal to the Dáil constituency Comhairle, and re-expelled by the national executive on 15 December.


1990 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1990, Greene was elected to the founding executive of the Irish National Congress, a newly formed lobby campaigning for "a British withdrawal from Ireland".
1991 41 Years Old 1 More Event
He was a member of a committee which in 1991 secured a memorial in the Garden of Remembrance to the victims of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
After Roger Garland moved to have him expelled, he resigned on 6 April 1992.
1993 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Unusually among independent members of Dublin County Council, Greene supported all the rezoning motions at the July 1993 meeting.
1994 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Under the 1994 Act which split Dublin into three new county council areas, Greene became a member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council.
1996 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In the run-up to the 1996 referendum on restricting the right to bail, Greene wrote to the United Nations asking for election monitoring of the government's campaign.
1997 47 Years Old 1 More Event
The Dáil registrar subsequently decided that Greene was no longer an officer, and he was expelled from the party in March 1997.


2008 58 Years Old On 20 November 2008, he led a three-person delegation from Cóir appearing at meeting of the Oireachtas sub-committee on Ireland's Future in the EU. … Read More


2015 65 Years Old Greene serves as chairman Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage which advocates a No vote in the 2015 Marriage Referendum, and also against the 2015 Children and Family Relationships Bill.
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