Michael Moynihan, Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Michael Moynihan

Serving the people of Cork North West

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Cork North West


Constituency Office, Percival Street, Kanturk, Co Cork.

Constituency Office, Lower Main St, Charleville, Co Cork. 

Tel: 029-51299 (Kanturk) / 063-21088 (Charleville) or 01-6183595 (Leinster House)
Fax: 029-51300

Home Address:
Meens, Kiskeam, Mallow, Co. Cork


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Personal Details

Born Cork, Jaunuary 1968. Michael was educated in Boherbue Comprehensive School, Mallow. He is a full time public representative with a background in farming. He is married to Bríd O’Sullivan.

Local News

FF to hold public meeting on Youth Mental Health in Charleville

Fianna Fáil is set to hold a public meeting in Charleville to discuss Youth Mental Health. The meeting will be held at the Charleville Park Hotel at 8PM on 2nd March next. Guest speakers include Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh and founder of the LiveLife Foundation, and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. John Hillery. Read More | Share

Slashing of energy efficiency grants has proven short sighted - FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan TD has described as entirely short sighted and counter-productive the government’s approach to encouraging people to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Read More | Share

Is Energy Regulation Regime Fit for Purpose? – FF

Fianna Fáil Energy Spokesperson Michael Moynihan TD has called for a fundamental review of the role and powers of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). Deputy Moynihan’s comments come following the failure of energy companies to pass on the positive effect of falling oil, coal and wholesale gas prices. Read More | Share

Moynihan congratulates Coláiste Treasa students on winning BT Young Scientist competition

Cork North-West Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan has congratulated Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, County Cork after they were announced as winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Read More | Share

FF Seminar to shed light on third level applications and choices for Cork students and parents

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan is hosting an Education Seminar in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk next week to discuss the options available to students after their Leaving Cert. The event is primarily aimed at students who are in their final year of secondary school and are considering going on to third level. Read More | Share

Moynihan demands answers on changes to Senior Alert Scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan TD has expressed concern about proposed changes to the Seniors Alert Scheme, which will see a national tendering process for the supply and installation of personal monitored alarms as well as a range of other measures centred on the operation of the scheme. Read More | Share

Govt Needs to Take Concerns About Post Code System More Seriously - Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Michael Moynihan TD, has raised serious reservations about the viability of the Government’s new postcode system – Eircode. Read More | Share

Where is the Energy Regulator? – Moynihan

Energy Bills remain at record levels as wholesale gas prices drop Read More | Share

Is the Govt’s New Broadband Plan Another False Dawn for Rural Ireland? – FF

Minister must publish areas to be covered under new broadband plan Read More | Share

Govt Agrees to FF Request for Dáil Debate on Rural Broadband

Govt lip-service to roll-out of rural broadband must change Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Previously served as Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food

Michael Moynihan has been a TD for Cork North West since he was first elected in 1997

He is Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs, the committee responsible for the recent in depth, questioning of the Financial Regulator, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Chief Executive of AIB and the Anglo Irish Bank auditors amongst others

He is also a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Joint Oireachtas Commiittee on Education and Science. Michael also previously chaired the Education Committee

Outside of Leinster House, Michael is also a member of the ICMSA, a former Chairman of Ógra Fianna Fáil, Vice Chairman of the Kiskeam Sean Moylan Commemoration Committee and is a life member of Kiskeam GAA Club