Senator Marc Mac Sharry, Seanad Spokesperson on Health

Marc Mac Sharry

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Personal Details

- Born 12-7-1973

- Married to Marie Murphy, one son Marc Junior, one daughter Julie Rose.

- Educated at: St. John’s Marist brothers Sligo, Castleknock College Dublin, El Colegio De Espania Alicante, Spain – European Orientation Programme, M.I.P.A.V.

- Prior to entering politics Marc worked as a Customer Advisor/Sales Executive in Irish Permanent Building Society from 1991-1994.

- From 1994-2000 Sales/General Manager of Celtic Foods Trading House Limited - From 2000-2005 CEO of Sligo Chamber of Commerce - Marc currently runs his own family estate agency, Marc Mac Sharry Properties, Sligo.

Since first elected in 2002 Marc has been a strong advocate of balanced regional development, the effective implementation of the National Spatial Strategy and the provision of equality of access of services to all regions on the island of Ireland and Seanad Reform.

The promotion of Enterprise Entrepreneurship Education, Tourism and the marketing of Ireland as a location for world sporting events are among the more notable home issues being pushed. Among the projects Marc helped to initiate and deliver include, the application, winning and staging of an Irish round of the World Rally Championship 2007 and 2009, the provision of a United Nations Deceased Peace Keepers memorial Sligo 2008.

Marc enjoys spending time and playing with his children. He has a keen interest in sports, in particular GAA, Rugby and Soccer and water sports. He is a fan of reading history books and amateur drama. .

Local News

Govt must make Cregg House funding a priority – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Sligo-Leitrim Senator Marc Mac Sharry has called on the Government to provide the necessary funding to ensure that Cregg House is brought in line with national standards. It comes following the publication of a report into practices at the Sligo care home, which found that staffing levels were critically low and was “having a direct impact on the quality of life for residents”. Read More | Share

Govt Suicide Prevention Strategy Totally Inadequate – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil has reacted to the Government’s announcement of their new Suicide Prevention Strategy. Read More | Share

Struggling families left high & dry as Government plans tax cuts for rich - Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil candidate for Sligo-Leitrim Senator Marc Mac Sharry has accused the Government of the blatant betrayal of struggling homeowners in the North West by refusing to take action to address the mortgage arrears crisis. Over the past 12 months, the number of people who are more than two years behind in their payments has risen by almost 38,000. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil welcomes independent judicial inquiry into Garda death

Sligo – Leitrim Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has welcomed the announcement by Minister Frances Fitzgerald that the Government is to setup an independent judicial inquiry to examine the circumstances leading to the death of Sgt. Michael Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda Station. Read More | Share

Mac Sharry calls for Independent Inquiry into Garda Death

Sligo-Leitrim Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has written to the Justice Minister calling for an independent investigation into the death of Sgt. Michael Galvin at Ballyshannon Garda Station. Read More | Share

CSO data confirms lack of recovery in North West – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry says the latest economic data from the CSO is further confirmation that the economic recovery is not happening in the North West. Despite claims from the Taoiseach and senior Ministers that there has been an increase in jobs but the figures from the CSO reveal a rise in the unemployment rate in the Western region from 10.9% in 2014 to 11.6% in 2015 with 8,000 more people now out of work. Read More | Share

Mac Sharry Condemns Local Service Cuts

Fianna Fáil Senator and Candidate for Sligo-North Leitrim Marc Mac Sharry has accused Governments reps of standing idly by while the Executive of Sligo County Council presides over a raft of vicious cuts. Read More | Share

Govt announces muted mortgage measures following four years of denials – FF

Fianna Fáil Senator and candidate for Sligo-Leitrim Marc Mac Sharry says the Government’s plan to tackle the mortgage arrears crisis is overly bureaucratic and will not fully ease the burden on distressed mortgage holders. Read More | Share

Minister must remove threat to future of Sligo veterinary lab – Mac Sharry

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has written to the Minister for Agriculture urging him to reconsider the recommendations of a departmental review on veterinary services. The review argues for a more centralised model for the delivery of veterinary services – ultimately leading to the closure of 3 regional laboratories, including the one at Dunally in North Sligo. Read More | Share

MacSharry calls on Govt to intervene to secure Irish representation on EU Tax Committee

Following the recent establishment by the European Parliament of a Special Committee on Tax, Senator Marc MacSharry has expressed concern at the absence of any Irish representation. Read More | Share

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Marc operates an accessible/open door style without a rigid clinic schedule and is available at all times to help and assist people in whatever ways possible. Call him directly on (086) 2674764 or e-mail at mmacsharry@oireachtas.ie.

Political Record

- Re-Elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2011.

- First elected to Seanad Eireann on the Industrial and Commercial Panel on his first attempt in July 2002 and re-elected in July 2007.

- Presently Government Seanad spokesperson on Finance and the Public Service

- Presently Member of the Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service

- Government Seanad Spokesperson on Communication, Marine and Natural Resources 2002-2007.

- Member Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources 2002-2007

- Member of the Forum on Europe 2002/2003

- Secretary of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment 2002-2007

- Fianna Fáil Director of Elections Local and European Sligo/Leitrim 2004

- Member of the Fianna Fáil National Youth Committee 1993

- Member of the Board Regional Authority (Business Rep) 2000-2005

- Director Sligo Leader Partnership 2000-2005

- Founder/Promoter of Sligo Rocks Music Festival 2002/2003

- Director Sligo Live Music Festival 2004 – current

Marc co-wrote and presented to Government a proposed Entrepreneurship Education Strategy for Ireland. Click here to read. (MS Word Required)

He also co-wrote and presented to Government proposals for the prevention of family home repossessions. Click here to read. (MS Word Required)