Sean O Fearghaíl, Fianna Fáil Whip; Spokesperson on Constitutional Reform; Arts and Culture; Defence

Sean O 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 Fail Party in 1979 after he had returned to full time farming.

Local News

Government refusal to review Guidance Counsellor cut will have significant impact – FF

Fianna Fáil Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl has accused the Government of engaging in false economy savings by cutting guidance counsellors for second-level students. Read More | Share

FF concerned new Children’s Hospital planning application will not be lodged this year

Reilly needs to lay out clear time frame for delivery of hospital on new site Read More | Share

FF welcomes home troops returning from UN mission in Syria

Fianna Fáil Whip and Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl has welcomed the safe return of dozens of troops from their mission with the UN to the Golan Heights in Syria. Read More | Share

Ó Fearghaíl calls on Govt to immediately engage with Pfizer management

Kildare Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on the government to immediately engage with management at Pfizer following the news of 150 job cuts at the Newbridge plant. Read More | Share

ESB Strike Action Simply Wrong - FF

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Fearghaíl, has urged the ESB Unions to call off their threatened strike action next month. Read More | Share

Process to takeover of Newbridge Credit Union a ‘spectacular failure’

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, says the process which has led to Permanent TSB taking over Newbridge Credit Union has been a spectacular failure. Read More | Share

Ó Fearghaíl congratulates new Defence Forces Deputy Chief of Staff

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl has congratulated Commodore Mark Mellett on his appointment to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff (Support). Read More | Share

Bogus Reform Plan Keeps All Power in Hands of Ministers

Fianna Fáil Whip Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl has responded to the latest attempt by Government to spin minor change in the Dáil schedule as major reform. Read More | Share

Ó Fearghaíl pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts and Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl has paid tribute to the Poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil seeks new reassurance from Minister on Syrian Deployment

Spokesperson on Defence Seán Ó Fearghaíl has called on Minister Alan Shatter to spell out what additional risk assessment has been carried out and what assurances he has sought from the UN ahead of our Defence Forces' mission in the Golan Heights. He has sought new reassurance on the safety of Irish troops in the context of recent events in the region. 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.