Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Marine & Fisheries

Brian Ó Domhnaill

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Personal Details

- Born in Donegal 1977 - Educated; St. Finian’s National School Falcarragh and Pobal Scoil Cloich Cheann Fhaola, Falcarragh. - B.Sc(HONS) from University of Ulster. - Former Irish International Athlete & current member of Finn Valley Athletic Club and Cloughaneely GAA

Local News

Late payments jeopardising the future of farm families - FF

Donegal South West Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture and Food says he’s very concerned at the delay in AEOS 3 payments to farmers in Donegal. Minister Coveney had previously stated that the money would be released in the first quarter of the year. Read More | Share

Confusing social welfare letters reveal new lack of support for local Post Offices – FF

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton for issuing letters to social welfare recipients which imply that their payments must be transferred to banks. Read More | Share

Largo Foods announcement a black day for Donegal Gaeltacht – Ó Domhnaill

The news that Largo Foods is to shut down its operation in Gaoth Dobhair comes as a devastating blow to the local economy, according to Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill. Read More | Share

Crucial Bill on Water Charges being rammed through Oireachtas - Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, has called on the Government to immediately call a halt to plans to hit households with high water charges while creating a new Super Quango that will soon take control of the entire water network. Read More | Share

Minister must fight ‘tooth and nail’ to force rejection of EU fish quotas

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill says potentially disastrous proposals from the European Commission on fish quotas for the North West must be vigorously opposed by the Minister for the Marine. Read More | Share

Ó Domhnaill alarmed at 900% increase in Donegal Orthodontic waiting lists

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has described as ‘alarming’ the news that waiting lists for orthodontic treatment in Co Donegal have soared by over 900% over the past two years. Read More | Share

FF welcomes Gov acceptance of Bill on decriminalising fishing infringements

Flanna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on the Marine, Brian Ó Domhnaill, has welcomed the commitment by Minister Simon Coveney to accept the main elements of Fianna Fáil’s bill seeking to decriminalise minor fishing infringements. Read More | Share

Seanad to Debate FF Bill on De-criminalising Minor Fishing Infringements

This week the Seanad will debate a Fianna Fáil Private Members Motion, which aims to radically de-criminalise minor fishery offences by Irish sea fishing vessels. Read More | Share

Increase in Cross Compliance Penalties Hurting Farming – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed “grave concern” at the fact that farmers were penalised as much as 400% more last year for cross compliance breaches by the Department of Agriculture compared to 2005. Read More | Share

FF condemns lack of political will for A5 project

Fianna Fáil has called for a clear commitment from the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to the A5 upgrade. Read More | Share

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Political Record

- Re-Elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2011.
- Government Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning, Youth Work & School Transport
- Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education & Science
- Re-elected to Údarás na Gaeltachta Board in April 2005
- Elected to Donegal County Council June 2004
- First Elected to Údarás na Gaeltachta in December 1999
- Served as Chair of Planning SPC on Donegal County Council (2004-2007)
- Ball Tofa dÚdarás na Gaeltachta