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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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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 secures cross-party agreement on Procurement Bill

A Fianna Fáil Bill aimed at supporting SMEs by improving their chances of securing public contracts has passed through second stage in the Seanad. Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien secured support from all sides of the house for his constructive proposals to level the playing field for small Irish companies competing for Government contracts. Read More | Share

FF slams Reilly over sewage pollution in Rush

Fianna Fáil representatives in Fingal are demanding an explanation from local Minister James Reilly after the only beach in Rush has been forced to restrict bathing due to sewerage pollution. Senator Darragh O’Brien and local Councillor Brian Dennehy have blamed the Government for failing to complete the sewage scheme in Rush despite the funds being allocated to do so years ago. Read More | Share

FF publishes Bill to support Irish SMEs in public procurement process

Fianna Fáil has today published a Bill to ensure that Irish SMEs are finally given a level playing field in competing for public procurement contracts. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil publishes Bill to redevelop Moore Street area

Fianna Fáil has published a Bill to redevelop the National Monument at Moore Street and designate the surrounding area as a Historical Quarter. The Moore Street Area Renewal and Development Bill 2015 will establish an urban development company tasked with delivering urban regeneration at the very heart of Dublin city. The Bill takes its inspiration from the successful urban regeneration project that took place in Temple Bar. Read More | Share

Only 5 homes remediated under Pyrite Scheme – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has revealed that only 5 homes out of the thousands that are riddled with pyrite across the country have been fixed under the Pyrite Remediation Scheme. Read More | Share

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

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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