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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
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 condemns Govt snub of MS wonder drug

The Government’s ongoing refusal to make a life-changing drug available to people with Multiple Sclerosis is forcing MS sufferers out of work, according to the Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien. Read More | Share

Varadkar in denial as crisis at Beaumont Hospital escalates – FF

The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien has accused the Health Minister Leo Varadkar of being in total denial about the escalating crisis at Beaumont Hospital. Read More | Share

FF calls for mandatory CPR training in schools

The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien has called for the introduction of mandatory CPR training in schools. Read More | Share

FF calls for mandatory CPR training in schools

The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien has called for the introduction of mandatory CPR training in schools. Read More | Share

Homeowners in Managed Estates Deserve Property Tax Relief – FF

Fianna Fáil has published a Bill to provide property tax relief for homeowners who are paying management fees. Read More | Share

O’Brien condemns callous Clerys closure

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin Senator Darragh O’Brien says the decision to close Clerys has come as a huge shock to customers and staff of the iconic department store. The O’Connell Street store shut its doors yesterday evening, only hours after staff were informed that the business had been sold on. Read More | Share

Govt votes down plans to redevelop Moore Street – FF

Fine Gael and Labour have voted down plans to redevelop the Moore Street area in Dublin city centre and designate it as a historical quarter. Government Senators this week refused to back a Fianna Fáil Bill in the Seanad, which had the support of the 1916 Relatives Group, the Save Moore Street Committee and the Moore Street traders. Only one Labour and two Fine Gael Senators turned up to speak in the debate and they failed to put forward any alternative proposals to the plan. Read More | Share

Seanad to debate Moore Street redevelopment Bill

The Seanad will today debate a Fianna Fáil Bill to redevelop the national monument at Moore Street in Dublin and designate the surrounding area as a historical quarter. Read More | Share

Seanad should assert independence and hold special debate Taoiseach is blocking in Dáil – FF

Fianna Fáil’s Seanad Group Leader Darragh O’Brien has called for a special siting of Seanad Éireann next week. Read More | Share

Retired workers hung out to dry to fatten Aer Lingus up for sale – O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin, Senator Darragh O’Brien, has accused the Government of sacrificing retired workers and long-serving staff to fatten Aer Lingus up for sale. 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