Micheál Martin, Leader and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland

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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.

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Dáil speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin on March EU Council Summit

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Taoiseach must apologise for misleading the public on Fennelly claims – FF

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheal Martin TD has accused the Taoiseach of misleading the public and the Dáil after he claimed that it would be an offence for him to confirm or deny whether he was recalled by the Fennelly Commission to resolve issues concerning conflicting evidence. Read More | Share

Speech of FF Leader Micheál Martin at Launch of 1916 Commemoration Programme

A Chairde go léir i bhFianna Fáil, a dhaoine uaisle, i dtosach báire ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas ó chroí a ghabháil libh uilig as a bheith bailithe anseo maidin inniu. Táimse fíorbhuíoch d` Eamon agus de bhaill eile an Choiste míle naoi gcéad is a sé déag, a chuir clár spreagúil le chéile do chomóradh Fhianna Fáil ar Éirí Amach míle naoi gcéad a sé déag. Read More | Share

Fennelly Delay Simply Unacceptable – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has expressed serious concern about media reports that publication of the controversial Fennelly Report is to be delayed indefinitely. He has called on the Taoiseach to make a statement on the matter and make it clear that the module relating to the departure of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan should be published this month as previously promised. Read More | Share

FF announces series of public meetings in support of Marriage Equality campaign

The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has confirmed the appointment of Niall Collins TD as the party’s Director of Elections for the Marriage Equality Referendum, and Senator Averil Power as Deputy Director of Elections. Read More | Share

Speech by Micheál Martin at IIEA, Dublin on theme “After 6 Years of Crisis – Can the EU Survive?”

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Speech by Party Leader Micheál Martin at Fianna Fáil Councillors’ Conference

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Time for Enda Kenny to stand up his claims in face-to-face debate – FF Leader

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has said that it is time that Enda Kenny came out from behind the protection of set piece events and anonymous briefings and face him in proper debate. Read More | Share

Speech by Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD at Dinner in honour of Seamus Mallon

I have always welcomed opportunities to visit and speak in Armagh but tonight is very special. It is rare that you get the chance to pay tribute in person to a genuinely historic figure. Read More | Share

Government attack on One Parent Families continues – Martin

Fianna Fáil Leader and TD for Cork South Central Micheál Martin says the Minister for Social Protection is singling out one parent families in Cork for more cuts this year. Almost 6,500 families in Cork are in receipt of the One Parent Family Payment, but because of changes to the scheme, brought in as part of Budget 2012, hundreds if not thousands of these families will see their payments cut this July. Read More | Share

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Political Record

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.

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