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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
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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

FF urges Govt engagement on Sellafield concerns

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien has called on the Environment Minister Phil Hogan and Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte to contact their counterparts in Westminster amid concerns of increased radioactivity at Sellafield. Read More | Share

MSD job losses are major blow to north Dublin – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Dublin Spokesperson on Darragh O’Brien has described the announcement that MSD in Swords is to close with the loss of 570 jobs is “a hammer blow for north Dublin.” Read More | Share

Deutsche Bank decision is vote of confidence in Irish financial services sector – FF

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson and Seanad Leader Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the announcement by Deutsche Bank that it is creating 700 jobs in Dublin over the next four years. Read More | Share

Ryanair announcement shows Dublin is still a key investment location – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the announcement from Ryanair that it is to operate nine new routes from Dublin Airports, creating 300 jobs and supporting another 1,000. Read More | Share

Dublin water chaos shows system is not ready for water charges – FF

The latest chaos with Dublin’s water supply is further evidence that the water network is riddled with problems and is not ready for a charging structure, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Darragh O’Brien. Read More | Share

Hogan’s Pyrite Plan is not up to scratch – FF

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has said the government’s plan to deal with pyrite announced today is welcome but falls short of what is needed for homeowners. Read More | Share

Struggling Homeowners Let Down by Government Abolition of Mortgage Interest Supplement – O’Brien

Condemning the government’s decision to abolish the Mortgage Interest Supplement, Fianna Fáil Dublin Spokesperson Darragh O'Brien stated that “Across Ireland over 143,000 families are in mortgage arrears. Yet in the midst of this national crisis the government has not only failed to make progress towards a sustainable solution they have now hit struggling homeowners with the abolition of the mortgage interest supplement. For many indebted households this will be the last straw”. Around 13,000 homeowners around the country are in receipt of the Mortgage Interest Supplement. Read More | Share

Airbnb move highlights importance of maintaining attractive corporate tax regime – FF

The announcement by Airbnb that it is to locate in Dublin is a major coup the city, according to Fianna Fáil Dublin Spokesperson Darragh O’Brien. Read More | Share

Airbnb move highlights importance of maintaining attractive corporate tax regime – FF

The announcement by Airbnb that it is to locate in Dublin is a major coup the city, according to Fianna Fáil Dublin Spokesperson Darragh O’Brien. Read More | Share

O’Brien condemns vicious attack on Garda

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has condemned the overnight attack on Gardaí in Swords which has resulted in the serious injury of a female officer. 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