Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Whip; Spokesperson on Constitutional Reform; Arts & Culture; Defence

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Serving South Kildare

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Personal Details

Sean was born in 1960 and is a member of a long established farming family. He is married to Mary Clare Meaney and they have three daughters and one son. After attending the De La Salle primary School and St. Joseph’s Academy Kildare, he worked for a time for Dublin Corporation. Joined the Fianna Fáil Party in 1979 after he had returned to full time farming.

Local News

Govt needs to bring forward legislation to outlaw heavy handed repossessions - Ó Fearghaíl

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on the Taoiseach to immediately bring forward legislation to address the heavy handed manner in which repossessions are being carried out. Read More | Share

Govt must take action to protect workers threatened with short hour contracts - Ó Fearghaíl

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South Seán Ó Fearghaíl has criticised the Government for failing to legislate to protect workers on short hour contracts. Read More | Share

Ó Fearghaíl Selected as General Election Candidate for Kildare South

Fianna Fáil Party Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has tonight been selected to contest the General Election for the Kildare South constituency. The selection follows an energetic and well attended convention that took place at the Kildare House Hotel with more than 200 party members present. Read More | Share

A finding of abuse of Dáil Privilege should carry automatic sanction – FF

Fianna Fáil Party Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has proposed that there should be a change in Dáil Standing Orders where deputies who have been found to have abused Dáil privilege will face an automatic sanction of at least one month’s salary. Read More | Share

Purchase of Moore Street Monument must be followed up with rejuvenation plan

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts & Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has said the government’s plan to purchase the National Monument located at 14 - 17 Moore Street must be followed up with a detailed plan to rejuvenate the wider area. Read More | Share

FF proposes Army Unit to prevent cyber-attacks

Fianna Fáil has proposed the establishment of a specialised unit within the Army to prevent cyber-attacks targeting Ireland. Read More | Share

Urgent need for reform at Red Cross – Ó Fearghaíl

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on the Government to expedite legislation to reform the governance structures at the Irish Red Cross. Read More | Share

Ó Fearghaíl calls for Govt intervention in Dunnes Stores dispute

Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on the Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs to explain what action is being taken to address the crisis at Dunnes Stores. Read More | Share

Defence Forces must Develop Cyber Defence Team to Protect Irish Economy – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has called on the Government to provide the necessary resources and legislative support to allow the Defence Forces develop a specialised unit to defend against the possibility of a cyber-attack on Government related services or multinational companies assets in Ireland. The call comes following the recent hacking of the US Central Command’s Twitter account and the bomb threat which stopped production in Intel in January. Read More | Share

FF welcomes progress on 21 year rule dispute for Defence

Fianna Fáil Party Whip and Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl has welcomed the progress made in resolving the dispute over the 21 year service rule for rank and file members of the Defence Forces. Deputy Ó Fearghaíl said that the plan to extend the rule by a further four years is a step in the right direction but that more work is needed to resolve the dispute. The plan requires the approval of Minister's Coveney & Howlin. The Fianna Fáil Spokesperon made the comments after raising the matter with Minister Coveney in the Dáil earlier today. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Appointed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Constitutional Reform; Arts and Culture, and Defence, July 2012

Fianna Fáil Whip and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade.
First elected to Dail Eireann in 2002. Re-elected to Dáil Éireann in May 2007 and February 2011.
Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Science
Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Constitutional Amendment on Children
Elected to Seanad Eireann on the Agricultural Panel in 2000
Elected to Kildare County Council in 1985
Member of a team working to deliver an amalgamated Community School for Kildare Town, which replaces the three individual second level schools, (St. Joseph's Academy, Presentation Convent Secondary School, the Kildare VEC School).
Founder member and current director of Voluntary Housing Associations throughout South Kildare and has seen over 200 homes built or at advance stage of planning.