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

Latest stats reveal depth of beef crisis – Moynihan

Cork North West TD Michael Moynihan is accusing the Agriculture Minister of abandoning beef farmers in the county. Despite a recent round table discussion with all the main players in the industry, figures from the ICMSA have found that Irish beef farmers are being paid much less for their produce than their counterparts in the UK, France, Germany and Northern Ireland. Read More | Share

Family farms suffering big losses under Farm Assist scheme - Moynihan

Cork North West TD Michael Moynihan says he’s deeply concerned about changes in criteria for the Farm Assist scheme. The numbers eligible for the payment have fallen to under 10,000 this year from more than 14,000 in 2006. Read More | Share

Moynihan demands fairer deal for energy customers

Fianna Fáil Energy spokesman Michael Moynihan is calling on the Government to intervene to stall rising electricity costs. Read More | Share

Govt out of touch with people on Energy issues - Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan has reacted with disbelief to the news that the Government has had to commission research to understand why people are against the construction of pylons and wind farms beside their homes. Minister Rabbitte has asked officials from his Department and other Government agencies to establish why there has been a lack of “social acceptance and community engagement in infrastructure projects.” Read More | Share

Government Continues to Ignore Public Concern on Pylons

Fianna Fáil Energy Spokesperson Michael Moynihan has accused the government of continuing to ignore community concern about pylons across the country. Read More | Share

Govt reneges on job creation investment – Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Energy spokesperson Michael Moynihan is questioning the Government’s claims that more than 50% of revenue raised from the sale of Bord Gáis Energy is being spent on job creation. Read More | Share

FF demands better broadband deal for consumers

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan has expressed concern that Irish consumers are not getting good value from broadband services. Read More | Share

Government targets women in pension cuts

Fianna Fáil is calling on the Social Protection Minister to explain why women are being unfairly targeted by changes to the State’s contributory pension scheme. Read More | Share

Better broadband needed to cope with demand – Moynihan

Fianna Fáil’s Communications spokesperson Michael Moynihan has demanded more investment in Ireland's broadband infrastructure. His call comes as the 25th anniversary of the internet prompts discussion about changing online habits. Read More | Share

FF Calls for appointment of Dr Graham Roberts to expert group on Pylons

Lack of health expert undermines committee 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