Senator Ned O’Sullivan, Seanad Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism & Sport

Ned O’Sullivan

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Personal Details

Ned O'Sullivan is married with three sons. Educated at UCD and St Patricks College of Education Drumcondra, he worked as a teacher at primary and secondary level in Dublin, Offaly and Kerry before taking over his family's menswear business in Listowel, Co Kerry.

Local News

FF demands improvements in Kerry water service

Kerry Senator Ned O’Sullivan is calling on the Environment Minister to stop ignoring the water crisis in Kerry and to intervene to resolve the situation. The extent of the problem is so severe that a senior official with Kerry County Council referred to the situation as “diabolical”. Read More | Share

FF backs calls from Kerry villages to be included on Wild Atlantic Way

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan is backing calls for Cloghane and Brandon to be included in the Wild Atlantic Way. Despite a number of Kerry towns and villages making the grade, locals in Cloghane have been told the driving route is by-passing their village. Read More | Share

FF urges intervention in stalled Shannon LNG project

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan is calling on the Energy Minister to take a more hands on approach to resolve the delay in the Shannon LNG project. Read More | Share

FF concerned about increase in rural robberies

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has expressed concern about a spate of burglaries across Kerry over the past number of weeks. Read More | Share

Speech of Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan Donnacha de Barra Oration

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Political Record

From a very strong Fianna Fail family, Ned was elected to Listowel Town Council in 1985 and to Kerry Co Council in 1991. A regular poll-topper in local elections,he was Mayor of Kerry in 2004 and he served several terms as Chairman of Listowel Town Council .

Ned was on the Fianna Fail National Executive from ( dates are correct on existing webpage) and he was Chairman of Kerry North Comhairle Dail Ceanntair for a number of years. He is a cousin of former Fianna Fáil Deputy and Senator, Kit Ahern with whom he shared a great zeal for the arts. He was Chairman of Kerry Arts and published a number of volumes on the archaeological features of Kerry and the indigenous urban architecture of Listowel.

A former Director of Shannon Foynes Port Company, Ned was closely involved in the promotion of the Shannon Estuary as an industrial zone for the mid-west. He was also a member of the South West Regional Authority and the South and East Assembly. His political priorities include equality in education and stronger and more effective local government.

Ned was elected to the Seanad on the Labour Panel in 2007 and was Government Spokesman for Food and Horticulture and Deputy Spokesman for Education in the Upper House.

Re-Elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel in April 2011.