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Seamus Kirk, Spokesperson on Horticulture and Rural Affairs

Seamus Kirk

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Constituency

Louth

Contact

Rathiddy, Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co Louth.
Tel: (042) 9331032 or (01) 6183468
Fax: 042-9355680

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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

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

Kirk demands action on UK-EU referendum

Louth TD Seamus Kirk has expressed concern that the Government has no clear contingency plan in the event the UK decides it wants to leave the EU. In response to a parliamentary question, Minister Eamon Gilmore could only say that the Government is monitoring the situation closely. Read More | Share

Kirk alarmed by near miss as wheel comes off ambulance in Louth

Louth Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk has said he is extremely alarmed by an incident this morning in which a wheel came off an ambulance in Dundalk, County Louth. Read More | Share

Govt must ‘Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is’ for Narrow Water Bridge

Deputy Kirk raised the frustrating delay on progress during a special Dáil debate on the project yesterday. Read More | Share

Kirk expresses concern for Heinz jobs in Dundalk

Louth Deputy Seamus Kirk has called on the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to contact management at Heinz regarding the future of their operation in Dundalk. Read More | Share

Varadkar washes his hands of Narrow Water Bridge project – Kirk

Plans for a bridge connecting Co Louth to Co Down have been dealt a major blow after the Government confirmed to Fianna Fáil that it will not provide any of the additional funding required for the project. Read More | Share

Kirk welcomes go-ahead for Narrow Water Bridge

Welcoming the announcement of the Narrow Water Bridge project is going to proceed local Fianna Fáil Deputy Séamus Kirk said it was the culmination of a campaign started the best part of 30 years ago. Read More | Share

Tánaiste needs to increase contact with NI Executive on Narrow Water bridge project – Kirk

Fianna Fáil Louth TD Seamus Kirk has called on the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to increase his contact with Minister Sammy Wilson in the Northern Executive on the Narrow Water bridge project. It follows Parliamentary Questions between Deputy Kirk and Minister Gilmore in the Dáil. 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.