Born in Kilkenny 1955.
Married to Margaret Redmond (Carlow). One daughter, Alva, and three sons: Andrew, MJ and John.
Educated in Kilkenny C.B.S. Diploma in Business Studies.
Voluntary Directorships: Young Irish Film-Makers, Kilkenny Industrial Development Company LTD, Chairman of Kilkenny Information Age Ltd.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Small Business and Regulatory Framework, John McGuinness TD, has called on the Government to immediately pass the Construction Contracts Bill 2010 so hard-pressed sub-contractors can finally get some statutory support. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Small Business, John McGuinness TD, says that figures released today revealing that one in four businesses seeking a loan are being rejected is further proof of the Government’s inability to get credit flowing throughout the economy. Read More | Share
Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Small Business John McGuinness TD has welcomed the long- awaited publication of the Credit Guarantee Bill, aimed at helping a large number of small and medium sized businesses to access credit. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Small Business John McGuinness TD has said the proposal by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to force businesses to contribute to the cost of sick pay proves the incoherence of the Government's job creation policy. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil TD and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), John McGuinness, has welcomed the fact the HSE will intervene to speed up the processing of medical card applications. Read More | Share
The Government’s decision to casually abandon high profile plans to legislate on upward only rent reviews is one of the clearest demonstrations yet of the utter cynicism at the heart of Fine Gael's strategy to achieve power earlier this year, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Small Business John McGuinness TD. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Small Business Spokesperson John McGuinness TD has said that reductions in the redundancy rebate amounts to a €280m stealth tax on small businesses: “By slashing the amounts that employers may claim, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has effectively signed off on a crippling €280m jobs tax.” Read More | Share
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Current Spokesperson on Small Business Regulatory Framework and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
First elected to the Dáil in 1997
Minister for Trade and Commerce in 2007 - 2009
Elected to Kilkenny Corporation in 1979 and to Kilkenny County Council in 1991 Mayor of Kilkenny in 1996, becoming the third generation of his family to hold the office.
His gran Uncle John was Mayor eight times and his father, Michael was Mayor seven times.