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Senator Thomas Byrne, Seanad Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform

Thomas Byrne

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Meath East

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Seanad Éireann,

Leinster House,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Phone: 01-618 3310 

 

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Main Street,

Ashbourne,

Co. Meath. 

Phone: 01-835 2123

Email: Thomas.Byrne@oireachtas.ie

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Personal Details

Thomas is married to Ann Hunt. They have three children, Sineád, Tomás and Daithi. Educated St Mary's Diocesan School and Trinity College (LLB). Solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland. Member of the Law Council of NUI Maynooth.

Local News

Voluntary Sports clubs may now be liable for rates with Government Valuation Bill – Byrne

Senator Thomas Byrne has said the Government's Valuation Bill, which passed third stage in the Seanad today, will result in voluntary sports clubs being liable for commercial rates if they rent out pitches or club facilities to generate an income. Read More | Share

Labour support for FG Seanad candidate = Labour support for FG stroke

Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne, who first raised concerns about the irregularities surrounding the appointment of John McNulty to the board of IMMA, has called on the Labour Party to assert some small measure of integrity and oppose the election of Mr McNulty to Seanad Éireann. Read More | Share

Byrne asks electricity consumers to email Energy Regulator to object to proposed price rise

Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne in Meath Thomas Byrne has expressed shock and concern following a proposal to increase by 50% the Public Service Obligation levy on Electricity Bills. Read More | Share

Byrne raises concerns about conditions at Bettystown Beach

Meath Senator Thomas Byrne has queried why Meath County Council or the EPA have not erected signs at the entrance to Bettystown Beach advising of a ‘no swim’ advisory due to a possible pollution incident. Read More | Share

FF MEP candidate Thomas Byrne will work to achieve an EU-level guarantee for the Post Office network

“I will work for a change in the EU Postal Services Directive to guarantee a satisfactory Post Office network for Ireland, if I am elected to the European Parliament”, Fianna Fáil’s MEP candidate for Midlands North West, Thomas Byrne, has said. Read More | Share

FF MEP candidate Thomas Byrne will work to achieve an EU-level guarantee for the Post Office network

“I will work for a change in the EU Postal Services Directive to guarantee a satisfactory Post Office network for Ireland, if I am elected to the European Parliament”, Fianna Fáil’s MEP candidate for Midlands North West, Thomas Byrne, has said. Read More | Share

FF MEP candidate Thomas Byrne accuses Coalition of “making false promises and hiding secret cuts”

“In a last-minute desperate attempt to claw back their dwindling support, Fine Gael and Labour are colluding to mislead voters before the European and local elections”, Fianna Fáil’s MEP candidate for Midlands North West, Thomas Byrne, has said. Read More | Share

“Eurosceptic policies would devastate Ireland” – FF MEP candidate Thomas Byrne

“A number of candidates in the Midlands North West European constituency are asking voters to support so-called Eurosceptic policies without spelling out the disastrous consequences of that approach for Ireland”, Fianna Fáil MEP candidate, Thomas Byrne, has warned. Read More | Share

Proclamation of Easter Week 1916 was an assertion of Ireland’s involvement with Europe - Byrne

“The Proclamation of Easter Week 1916 included an acknowledgment of Ireland’s reliance on the Irish Diaspora in America and on what it termed ‘gallant allies in Europe’”, Fianna Fáil’s MEP candidate for Ireland North West, Thomas Byrne, has said. Read More | Share

In the new European Parliament energy policy will rival banking as major issue to be faced - Byrne

"There is an increasing recognition that Europe has got it wrong on energy policy and that we are losing jobs to the United States, China and major developing economies. In the new European Parliament, energy policy will rival banking as the major issue to be faced, because of its implications for jobs", Fianna Fáil's MEP candidate for Midlands North West, Thomas Byrne, has said. Read More | Share

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Clinics

Thomas holds regular clinics throughout Meath-East. Please contact the constituency office in Meath East on 01-835 2123 for details and an appointment.

Political Record

  • Elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel in April 2011
  • Author of the Debt Settlement and Mortgage Resolution Office Bill (to deal comprehensively with the mortgage crisis and remove the veto from banks)
  • Author of the Family Home Bill (to provide full protection from repossession)
  • Author of Regulation of Debt Management Advisors Bill (requiring tighter controls on firms offering debt advice and household budgeting services)
  • TD for the Meath-East Constituency 2007-2011
  • Convenor of the Oireachtas Committee on Social and Family Affairs
  • Member of the Oireachtas Committees on Justice 
  • Member of the Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs 
  • Member of the Oireachtas Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children 
  • Member of the National Forum on Europe

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