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

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

Aer Lingus take-over bid must be rejected – Fleming

Sean Fleming TD has stated that the Government must reject outright the take-over bid for Aer Lingus by IAG as it is not in the national interest or in the interest of the company. Read More | Share

Government to start new Dáil year with cynical vote – FF

Government TDs look set to start the new year by rowing back on promises to make State Board appointments more transparent. The Report Stage of the Registration of Lobbying Bill 2014 is scheduled for debate on Wednesday 14th January 2015 but Fine Gael and Labour TDs will vote down the measures, which aim to increase the transparency of these appointments. Read More | Share

Another flawed set of estimates published by Howlin – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has said the revised spending estimates for 2015 published by Minister Brendan Howlin today are again inherently flawed. Read More | Share

Dáil speech by Fianna Fáil spokesman on Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Fleming on Govt overruns

I wish to ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform about his role and that of his Department in respect of the overall book of Estimates for 2014, in view of the largest ever set of expenditure overruns across nine Government Departments. Read More | Share

Howlin must account for €1.2bn budget blunder – Fleming

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has utterly failed in its primary function to control public spending and deliver realistic budgets, according to Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure spokesperson Sean Fleming. Read More | Share

Government failed to take opportunity to deal with property tax bombshell – Fleming

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Sean Fleming has described a promise by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to “review” the Local Property Tax as a delaying tactic following growing concern over the impact of the review of valuations for the LPT due in 2016. Weekend reports referred to a looming “bombshell” facing homeowners. Read More | Share

Howlin Blows Chance to Reform State Appointment Process

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform Sean Fleming has today introduced the State Boards (Appointments) Bill 2014 in the Dáil. 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