Timmy Dooley, Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Timmy Dooley

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Personal Details

Born in Clare on 13 February 1969. Educated at Mountshannon National School and Scariff Community College, Co Clare. Now a full-time public representative having worked in sales and marketing and business development with a number of companies prior to election to Seanad Éireann.

Local News

Dooley slams rip-off room rates

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism Timmy Dooley TD has criticised Dublin hotels which have hiked up their room rates ahead of the Web Summit next week. Many hotels will be at full capacity as thousands of delegates arrive into the city for the three day event. Read More | Share

Dooley welcomes appointment of Liz O’Donnell as RSA Chief

Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley TD has welcomed the appointment of Liz O’Donnell as Chairperson Designate of the Road Safety Authority. Ms O’Donnell will take over the role from Gay Byrne, who held the position for the past 8 years. Read More | Share

Customers pay the price as Regulator approves another transport fare hike - Dooley

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley has criticised a decision by the National Transport Authority to approve a fare increase for bus, rail and Luas services. The hikes, which could come into force as early as next week will see prices rising by up to 13%. Read More | Share

Dooley Expresses Anger over Govt Broken Promise on Scoil Na Mainistreach

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, Timmy Dooley has expressed his extreme anger over a broken Government promise regarding PE facilities at Scoil Na Mainistreach in Quin. Read More | Share

Dooley Shocked at Plans to Close Cratloe Post Office

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, Timmy Dooley, has expressed his shock at reports that Cratloe Post Office is to close. Read More | Share

Lonely Planet rating is big tourism boost – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Tourism Spokesperson Timmy Dooley TD says Ireland’s inclusion in the Lonely Planet’s 'Best in Travel 2015' is the result of the hard work of the Irish people, and the excellent initiatives implemented by Irish tourism bodies. Read More | Share

McNulty Fiasco goes from Fanciful to Farcical – Dooley

Taoiseach continues to leave huge gaps in his story surrounding appointment of McNulty to board of IMMA Read More | Share

Govt Threatening Iarnród Éireann with Liquidation counter productive – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD says the Government’s current policy approach to Iarnród Éireann, where it is threatening to leave the company facing the prospect of liquidation is unhelpful and counter productive. The National Transport Authority has announced that up to €1.2 million in funding may be cut from Iarnród Éireann’s subvention if the proposed strike action goes ahead. Read More | Share

Labour Ministers remain silent on Irish Rail dispute – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley has called on Tánaiste Joan Burton to clarify whether or not Minister Paschal Donohoe was expressing a personal view or the view of the Government, when he intervened in the rail dispute by dismissing the union position. Read More | Share

Paschal’s Posturing on Irish Rail strike threat unhelpful and ill-advised – Dooley

Fianna Fáil’s Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley has questioned the Transport Minister’s approach to the threatened Irish Rail strike and accused him of being more interested in posturing for the approval of his Fine Gael base than finding a resolution to the dispute. Minister Donohoe told media that unions were giving a “slap in the face” to commuters and taxpayers. However, it is not clear whether the Minister had even met with unions before making his comments. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Member of the National Forum on Europe

Member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive

PRO of the Scariff Comhairle Ceantair, Co. Clare

Secretary of the Mountshannon Cumann, Co. Clare

Founder member of the National Youth Committee 1990-93

Former Chairman of the Kevin Barry Cumann, UCD 1989

Active member of Fianna Fáil since 1987

Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport

Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Scrutiny

Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs