Seamus Kirk, Spokesperson on Horticulture and Rural Affairs

Seamus Kirk

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Rathiddy, Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co Louth.
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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

New figures reveal cuts to Garda numbers across county Louth - Kirk

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk reveal that Garda numbers in the county have fallen substantially over the past 5 years. Read More | Share

Literature for new tourism initiative completely ignores Louth - Kirk

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Séamus Kirk has criticised the Government for failing to include County Louth as part of the publicity campaign to support its recently announced tourism initiative. Read More | Share

Kirk calls on Govt to develop contingency plan to safeguard against UK exit from EU

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Séamus Kirk has called on the Government to develop a strategic position for Ireland to safeguard against a possible United Kingdom exit from the European Union. Read More | Share

Louth social housing investment is long overdue - Kirk

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk has welcomed the announcement that new social housing units are set to be delivered by Louth County Council, but says the news is long overdue. Deputy Kirk also argued that much more investment is needed in order to tackle the growing waiting list for housing in Louth. Read More | Share

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

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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.