137 Evergreen Road, Turner's Cross, Cork.
Born Cork, August 1960. Married to Mary O'Shea with young family. Educated Colaiste Chriost Rí, Cork and UCC (BA, HDipED, MA). First elected to the Dáil in 1989 and at each subsequent election.
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has called on the Taoiseach to come clean on the glaring failings in Government health policy as Leo Varadkar breaks ranks and lifts the lid on major problems in the government’s reforms. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has said that the country’s beef farmers are paying a heavy price for the lack of focus of an increasingly hands-off Agriculture Minister. Deputy Martin was speaking after meeting with beef farmers in Castlerea County Roscommon. Read More | Share
Responding to developments in Ukraine Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said: “During the past week already strong evidence that Russia is engaged in military operations in Ukraine has become irrefutable. Just as President Putin did in Crimea, his government is seeking to further undermine and partition a sovereign state. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has said that the closure of Berehaven Credit Union should act as a wake-up call for the Government on the crisis in rural Ireland and the critical role that the Credit Union movement plays in the country’s social fabric. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has dismissed the Government's proposed 'major reforms' of the Seanad as simple window dressing, pointing to the Government's failure to even address the central criticism of the Seanad - namely the method by which members are elected. Read More | Share
Current Leader and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland.
Elected Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil on the 26th of January 2011.
Re-elected to the 30th Dáil, May 2007. Minister for Foreign Affairs, May 2008 - January 2011. Appointed Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the 29th September 2004. Minister for Health and Children 2000-04. Minister for Education 1997-2000. Fianna Fáil Front Bench spokesperson on Education and the Gaeltacht 1995-97.
Micheál is a former Chairman of the Oireachtas All Party Committee on the Irish Language. Former member of the Dáil Committee on Crime. Member of the Dáil Committee on Finance and General Affairs. He was first elected to Cork Corporation in 1985 (Lord Mayor of Cork 1992-93). Former member of the Governing Body, UCC and of the Governing Body RTC. Former member of the ASTI.
Micheál is a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive since 1988. He is a former National Chairman of Ógra Fianna Fáil and was a member of the Commission on the Aims and Structures of Fianna Fáil. Winner of the Cork Examiner Political Speaker of the Year Award 1987. He is the son of Paddy Martin, former International Boxer.