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

Dáil Speech by Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure and Reform Spokesperson Sean Fleming

I would normally start by welcoming the opportunity to speak on an important occasion like this; although it is an occasion, it is not very important. I have studied the two documents and there is very little in front of us of real significance and relevance to people today. Read More | Share

Spring Economic Statement a damp squib – FF

Fianna Fáil has described the Spring Economic Statement as a bitter disappointment to thousands of families throughout the country who were hoping for action to address serious economic and social problems. Read More | Share

Banks mortgage-to-rent scheme not working in Laois – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has said the mortgage-to-rent scheme which the banks are meant to operate and offer as a sustainable solution to people in mortgage arrears is in need of radical overhaul. Read More | Share

Full HIQA report into Portlaoise hospital must be published - Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Loais - Offaly Sean Fleming has demanded the full publication of a HIQA report into Portlaoise Hospital. Deputy Fleming made the comments after a draft report found the HSE failed to act on safety risks at the hospital. Read More | Share

Laois housing announcement is insufficient to meet actual needs - Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has said the recent housing announcement made by Minister Alan Kelly is lacking in detail and is not ambitious enough. Read More | Share

Fleming calls for immediate action on spiralling class sizes

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois - Offaly Sean Fleming has warned that failure to act on spiralling class sizes in Laois will result in a major deterioration of education standards in the county. Read More | Share

Govt proceeds with major u-turn on Freedom of Information reform – 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

Government cuts LEADER funding for Laois – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly Seán Fleming has expressed outrage over the level of cuts to rural development funding in Laois. It’s emerged that communities in Laois are being hit with cuts of €2.4m to local funding under the LEADER programme. The last LEADER programme had funding of €9.5m for LAOIS LEADER and this is now being cut by €2.4m to €7.1m under the new programme. Read More | Share

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

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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