- 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. .
Speaking in the Oireachtas, Senator Marc Mac Sharry, heavily criticised the new hospital groups which he said would do “nothing to address the blatant discrimination against the people of the North West Region who are not catered for under the much acclaimed new clinical programmes including Cardiac Care and Cancer Care.” Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has said the closure of Mace in Ballyshannon is further evidence of the serious threat facing local retailers and small business. According to Senator Mac Sharry, Main Streets in towns and villages across the North West region are under threat as retailers grapple with unacceptably high operating costs in an extremely difficult business climate. Read More | Share
Sligo Senator Marc Mac Sharry has published a Bill to tackle the increased prevalence of illegal money-lending and protect victims of unscrupulous loan sharks. The Criminal Justice (Unlicensed Money-Lending) Bill 2013 will go before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has called on the Minister for Small Business John Perry to start listening to small retailers across the North West and to wake up to the threat posed by criminal gangs. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry has condemned Fine Gael and Labour plans to introduce what he described as “a completely unworkable management system which discriminates against active farmers with commonage”. Read More | Share
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 email@example.com.
- 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)