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John Browne, Spokesperson on Marine and Fisheries

John Browne

A hard worker for the people of Co. Wexford

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Wexford

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Lower Church Street
Enniscorthy
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053 92 35046
Fax: 053 92 35049

Constituency Office open Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm. 

 

 

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Personal Details

Born Marshalstown, Co. Wexford August 1948. Educated St. Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Former salesman. Member of Gaelic Athletic Association and currently Chairman of SRapparees Starlights GAA Club, Enniscorthy. Former Wexford inter-county hurler.

Local News

Browne hits out at Minister over cuts to Meitheal scheme

Wexford TD John Browne has expressed his concern and disappointment at the Government’s decision to cut the Meitheal programme in schools in the county. The scheme operates in 21 schools, and was rolled out following a successful pilot programme in New Ross CBS in 1997. Read More | Share

Browne calls for Minister to step-up in Kilmore Quay dispute

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford, John Browne, has called on Minister Simon Coveney to facilitate the trade of fishing quotas with countries like France so the livelihood of Irish fishermen can be maintained. Read More | Share

Priority must be given to speed up New Ross by-pass and upgrade of N11 at Gorey - Browne

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford, John Browne, says priority must now be given to ensure funding for the N25 New Ross bypass and N11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Road is made available immediately. Read More | Share

Speech of John Browne TD, FF Dáil motion opposing cuts to garda resources

I join with the expressions of sympathy to Caroline Donohoe on the death of her husband, Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. This cowardly killing was an attack on our democratic institutions, as well as our country, and certainly cannot be tolerated. Read More | Share

Browne welcomes Wexford jobs announcement

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford, John Browne, has welcomed the announcement that 250 new jobs will be created in Wexford over the next 12 months. Read More | Share

Browne accuses Reilly and Kehoe of “fairyland politics”

Wexford Fianna Fáil TD John Browne has accused the Minister for Health James Reilly and Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe of “fairyland politics” if they think that the loss of over 40 staff between Wexford General Hospital and St John’s Community Hospital in Enniscorthy will not have a serious effect on patient services. Read More | Share

Browne slams unfair Septic Tank Bill

Wexford Fianna Fáil TD John Browne has told the Dáil that the Government’s Septic Tank Bill (Water Services Amendment Bill) in its current form is an attack on rural communities. Read More | Share

Govt must fight severe EU cuts to fishing sector – Browne

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Marine and Fisheries John Browne TD has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney to take a very strong stance against the proposed cuts in fishing quotas for 2012 which threaten up to 700 full and part-time jobs. Read More | Share

Major delays in Back-to-School Allowance payments unacceptable – Browne

Families in Co Wexford have been hit with delays of up to 8 weeks in Back-to-School Allowance payments, according to Wexford Fianna Fáil TD John Browne. Deputy Browne has said the situation has caused serious distress to many young families, who are struggling to budget the new school year. “I have been contacted by many parents who simply cannot cope with the costs associated with the new school year without the help of the Back-to-School Allowance. Families around the country are facing major delays in receiving the payment, but the situation is particularly bad in Wexford where the waiting times have now reached 8 weeks. “It essentially means that many families across Co Wexford will not receive this vital financial support from the State until well after the school year has begun. In the meantime, they are struggling to pay for new school books, uniforms, stationary and other essential school items. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil Adoption Bill highlights importance of adoption in Ireland - Browne

I commend my party colleague Deputy McConalogue on presenting this Bill to the House, as it affords us the opportunity to highlight the importance of adoption and the continuing need to make progress on the wider issue of children's rights. Read More | Share

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Every Friday - 7pm - 8pm - Loch Garman Arms Hotel Gorey.
Every Saturday - 9am - 10.30am - Constituency Office Enniscorthy.
Every Saturday - 11.30am - 1pm - Talbot Hotel Wexford.
Alternatively contact the constituency office for other appointments.

Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Marine and Fisheries.
Minister of State with special responsibility for Fisheries at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from June 2007 to May 2008
Re-appointed Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources on the 14th February 2006
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (with special responsibility for Environmental Protection) 1993-94
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food (with special responsibility for the Food Industry) 1992-93
Assistant Chief Whip 1982-87
Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Party