Sean Fleming, Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform

Sean Fleming

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Personal Details

Born The Swan, Co. Laois, February 1958. Married to Mary O'Gorman, one son.

Educated in The Swan National School, Heywood Community School and UCD (BComm). Sean is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Sean is a full time Public Representative and former Financial Director of the Fianna Fáil Party at National Level. Member of Laois County Council 1999-2003.

Local News

Fianna Fáil to publish legislation to protect tenant data from Irish Water

Fianna Fáil will shortly publish legislation to prohibit local authorities from handing over tenant data to Irish Water without the consent of the tenant. Read More | Share

FF to force Dáil vote to remove burden of commercial rates from childcare facilities – Fleming

The Dáil will vote on Tuesday on the final stages of the new Valuations Bill including reforms to commercial rates. Fianna Fáil will move an amendment to the Bill which would exempt all properties taking part in providing the free pre-school year from paying commercial rates. Read More | Share

Portlaoise Hospital: Patient care must come first – Fleming

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has said that patient care must be the first priority for the HSE in Portlaoise Hospital. The Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) has been conducting a detailed investigation into Portlaoise Hospital following the deaths of babies in the maternity unit. Read More | Share

Howlin opts for secrecy with major u-turn on Freedom of Information – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has accused Minister Brendan Howlin of a complete u-turn on promises to reform and expand Freedom of Information legislation. Read More | Share

Labour’s promises are stark contrast to record of regressive cuts – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has said Tánaiste Joan Burton needs to set out how she will pay for her latest round of promises. Read More | Share

Prison Officers’ Safety Comes First – Fleming

The safety of prison officers must be the number one priority for the Minister for Justice and the Irish Prison Service who are the employers of prison officers who work in our prisons throughout the country, according to Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming. Read More | Share

Lottery Regulator must answer questions about litany of failures – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Seán Fleming is calling on the new Lottery Regulator to outline what action has been taken on behalf of consumers to resolve a number of recent problems with the National Lottery. Read More | Share

Latest Irish Water shambles costs taxpayer €40m – Fleming

The Irish taxpayer will be hit with another bill of up to €40m this year because Minister Alan Kelly has made another gaffe implementing his Irish Water policy. This time, the Minister was supposed to have signed a transfer order for assets and liabilities going into the failing Quango, but failed to do so on time. Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, has raised the issue after three weeks of silence from the Minister’s department. Read More | Share

Howlin capitulates to semi-State sector on board appointments – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has said the new procedures detailed by Minister Brendan Howlin on how appointments will be made to the boards of commercial semi-State companies is a complete capitulation to the sector. The Minister’s procedures will apply to the NewERA group of companies: Irish Water, ESB, Ervia (formerly Bord Gáis Éireann), Bord na Móna, EirGrid and Coillte. Read More | Share

Now your motor tax goes to Irish Water – Fleming

It emerged at the Public Accounts Committee meeting today that a large portion of the motor tax receipts is being handed over as a subvention to Irish Water. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform

Member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee 

Member of Laois County Council 1999-2003

Chartered Accountant, Bachelor of Commerce Degree

Member of Castletown Tidy Towns, Castletown/Slieve Bloom G.A.A. Club, Mountrath Community Employment Project Sponsoring Committee and Portlaoise and County Laois Joint Policing Committees