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

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

FF Backs Call for Special Task Force to Tackle Dublin Drugs Problem

Cross-community and cross-party effort required Read More | Share

Minister must ensure Ireland lives up to international obligations in Gaza crisis – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Seanad Leader Senator Darragh O’Brien says he’ll be calling on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to put more pressure on the EU to intervene to secure an immediate ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Read More | Share

O’Brien Welcomes Decision to Recall Seanad Over Crises in Gaza and Ukraine

Taoiseach needs to confirm if Dáil will also be recalled Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil Set to Have Seanad Recalled to Debate Gaza and Ukraine Crises

Fianna Fáil is set to have Seanad Éireann recalled for an emergency debate on the ongoing slaughter in Gaza and the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine. Read More | Share

Greyhound Dispute Escalating into Public Health Issue – FF

Government need to get off sidelines and act Read More | Share

O’Brien welcomes Cricket Ireland announcement on new One-Day International for Malahide

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Senator Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the announcement that Ireland will host England for a One-Day International at Malahide Cricket grounds on May 8th next year. Read More | Share

O’Brien condemns cynical and partisan activity on Banking Inquiry in Seanad today

Fianna Fáil Seanad Group Leader Senator Darragh O’Brien has said: “Senator Marc Mac Sharry was nominated and ratified by the Seanad Committee on Selection to be one of the Senators to serve on the Banking Inquiry last evening. This was done in accordance with appropriate Standing Orders. Today he was faced with an underhand smear campaign by Fine Gael Leader Senator Maurice Cummins. 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