Seamus Kirk, Spokesperson on Horticulture and Rural Affairs

Seamus Kirk

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Rathiddy, Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co Louth.
Tel: (042) 9331032 or (01) 6183468
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Personal Details

Born Drumkeith, Co. Louth April 1945. Married to Mary McGeough, three sons, one daughter. Educated CBS, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Farmer. Member of the Co. Louth Archaeological and Historical Society. Member of the GAA and former Louth County footballer.

Local News

Kirk proposes crack-down on fuel smuggling

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk is calling for the establishment of a cross-border, multi-agency taskforce to crack down on fuel smuggling. Read More | Share

Kirk calls for multi-agency approach to tackle fuel smuggling

Fianna Fáil Louth TD Seamus Kirk has called for multi-agency approach involving authorities North and South to tackle fuel smuggling in the border counties. Deputy Kirk was speaking about ongoing concerns around smuggling by criminal gangs and dumping of toxic materials affecting water quality in the region. Read More | Share

Kirk calls for EPA intervention following revelations about toxic dumping into Dundalk water supply

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has said he is extremely alarmed by revelations in the ‘Sunday Independent’ that toxic substances are being dumped into the Fane River which feeds the main reservoir for Dundalk. Read More | Share

Deputy Séamus Kirk Announces Decision Not to Run in Next General Election

Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has commented on the announcement by Séamus Kirk TD that he will not contest the next general election. Read More | Share

Bord Bia Needs Extra Resources Following Russian Food Ban - Kirk

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Kirk calls for more Garda resources as figures reveal increases in certain crimes

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk has called for extra Garda resources following increases in a number of serious crimes in the county. The latest CSO crime figures reveal substantial rises burglary and related offences in the first three months of the year. Read More | Share

Govt squanders Narrow Water Bridge opportunity – Kirk

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk has expressed his disappointment following the Government’s decision not to proceed with the Narrow Water Bridge project. The Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport Paschal Donohoe has confirmed in a Parliamentary Question that the construction of the bridge will not now be proceeding as planned. Read More | Share

Fundamental review of Ambulance operations in North East urgently needed – Kirk

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has called for a full review of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) operations in the North-East as a matter of urgency. It’s emerged it took over an hour to get a heart attack victim from Dundalk to Drogheda at the weekend because an ambulance broke down. Read More | Share

4 years on - Food Harvest 2020 targets must be met – Kirk

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Meade investment major boost for local economy – Kirk

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and spokesperson on Horticulture and Rural Affairs Seamus Kirk is welcoming the announcement by Meade Potato that it’s to invest €13 million in a frozen chip plant at its facility in Lobinstown, Co. Meath. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Horticulture and Rural Affairs
Former Ceann Comhairle, Appointed on October 13, 2009
First elected November 1982 and at each subsequent election topping the poll in May 2007
Member of the Economic Regulatory Affairs
Member British-Irish Interparliamentary Body
Former Member Joint Committee on European Affairs
Former Member Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution
Alternate Member Forum for Peace and Reconciliation
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food (with special responsibility for Horticulture) 1987-92
Front Bench spokesperson on Horticulture 1983-87
Member Louth County Council 1974-85
Appointed Ceann Comhairle on October 13, 2009.