Senator Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil Leader in the Seanad & Seanad Spokesperson on Finance

Darragh O’Brien

A young, hard worker for the people of Dublin North.

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Senator Darragh O'Brien 
Seanad Leader, Fianna Fáil

Seanad Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Ph: 6183802

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Personal Details

Darragh was born and reared in Malahide. He was educated in Pope John Paul’s National School and Malahide Community School. "I have gained a great appreciation of the issues that matter to you the voter since I was elected as your local councillor in 2004. As a past president of Fingal Chamber of Commerce, I am well aware of the needs of the business community. Working for Friend’s First I am the Manager for Area North covering the North County Dublin area for a number of years."

Local News

Fire Brigade must play a key role in improved ambulance service – FF

Fianna Fáil has secured agreement from the Minister for Health that there will be a further debate and consultation before there’s any attempt to remove Dublin Fire Brigade from the ambulance service. Read More | Share

FF condemns unilateral decision on Dublin ambulance service

Fianna Fáil has strongly condemned the HSE’s unilateral decision to strip Dublin Fire Brigade of its role in Dublin’s ambulance service. The decision was announced by the HSE without any consultation with Dublin Fire Brigade, despite a promise from the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar three weeks ago that no decision would be made without consultation. Read More | Share

Dubliners’ car taxes being used to prop up Irish Water – FF

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien has said that Dublin motorists have a right to know just how much of their motor taxes has been pumped into the Government’s super quango Irish Water. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil proposes legislation to avoid Property Tax timebomb

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has said the Government needs to provide reassurance to thousands of homeowners across the country who face major increases in their property tax when the revaluation date for properties falls due next year. Read More | Share

New National Mental Health Services Hospital is welcome but residents’ concerns must be addressed

Dublin Fingal Senator Darragh O’Brien has called on the HSE to do more to ensure that disruption caused during the construction of the National Forensics Mental Health Services Hospital is minimised. The Fianna Fáil Senator raised the matter in the Seanad yesterday with Minister Lynch who has responsibility for the project. Senator O'Brien also called on the HSE to improve its community gain proposals. Read More | Share

Darragh O’Brien discusses pension provision

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Handling of airport pensions’ scheme proves Government cannot be trusted on Aer Lingus sale – FF

Fianna Fáil Seanad Leader Darragh O’Brien has said the Government should make it clear that the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus is not for sale because it is not in the strategic best interests of the country. Read More | Share

O’Brien Selected to Contest General Election

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien has tonight been selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of his party in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Read More | Share

Varadkar denying MS sufferers a chance at improved quality of life – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Seanad Leader Darragh O’Brien has accused the Minister for Health of denying a significantly improved quality of life to hundreds of people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The drug Fampyra is currently not included in the list of medications approved under the drug payment scheme. Read More | Share

Children languish on waiting lists as North Dublin lacks key special needs supports – FF

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O'Brien has described as "utterly disgraceful" the lack of any early intervention team in North Dublin to provide key assessments and supports for children with special needs and disabilities. Read More | Share

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Political Record

  • Elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel in April 2011.
  • TD for the Dublin North Constituency from 2007 to 2011