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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

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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

Service providers take lead from Govt in backing away from post office network – Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan has said he is extremely disappointed but not surprised by the decision of communication firm UPC to drop the option giving customers the chance to pay their bills at the post office. Read More | Share

Media merger guidelines will not impact existing media ownership landscape – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan has said that the new media merger guidelines published by Minister Alex White will fail to impact significantly on the existing media ownership landscape. Read More | Share

Serious disappointment North-South Interconnector application ignores undergrounding option – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan has expressed serious disappointment that EirGrid’s notice of direct planning application, published in national media outlets yesterday is proceeding, without proposals to underground any part of the North-South interconnector in the path of effected communities. Read More | Share

Government continues to undermine Post Office network – Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan has accused the Government of continuing to undermine the post office network throughout the country. Deputy Moynihan made the comments after the Department of Social Protection issued another letter to social welfare recipients recommending that they use financial institutions to receive their welfare payments. The letter claims this represents the best payment option. Read More | Share

Moynihan details policy plan for Ireland’s energy security

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan TD has said that the party’s latest policy paper on energy is timely and provides an excellent platform to discuss Ireland’s current position. Read More | Share

FF to focus on achieving a balanced and secure energy mix - Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Michael Moynihan TD has said Ireland’s current energy policy is driving up consumer prices, making our economy uncompetitive and failing to tap into the opportunities presented by community energy projects. Read More | Share

FF secures EirGrid appearance at Oireachtas Committee on latest pylon proposals – Moynihan

EirGrid’s latest proposals on the national grid development strategy have caused great concern for communities in the path of the proposed North-South Interconnector. In a complete U-turn, EirGrid now accepts that Grid Link West and Grid Link South East have the feasibility and reduced costing for providing undergrounding transmission lines. Read More | Share

Government continues to undermine Post Office network - Moynihan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan TD has accused the government of continuing to undermine the post office network throughout the country. Deputy Moynihan made the comments after the Department of Social Protection issued a letter to social welfare recipients requesting them to switch from receiving payments at post offices. Read More | Share

Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to 90% of homes and businesses remains unfulfilled - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan TD has criticised the government for failing to deliver high speed broadband services to homes and businesses throughout the country. Read More | Share

Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to 90% of homes and businesses remains unfulfilled - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Communications Michael Moynihan TD has criticised the government for failing to deliver high speed broadband services to homes and businesses throughout the country. 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