Seamus Kirk was born in Drumcah, Inniskeen County Louth. Seamus is married to Mary McGeough. They have three sons and one daughter and live in Knockbridge, County Louth. He was educated at CBS Dundalk. He was a farmer and agricultural adviser before entering politics. He is a former player on the Louth County GAA Team.
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First elected to the Dáil Éireann at the November 1982 general election as a member of the 24th Dáil. He has been returned in each subsequent election. Kirk was Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food from 1987 to 1992. Later, he was the chairman of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party from 2002 until October 2009. 13th October 2009 Seamus Kirk became Ceann Comhairle until March 2011. Seamus is currently Fianna Fáil Horticulture and Rural Affairs spokesperson.
Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk has said up to 25,000 jobs are at risk in the social enterprise sector as a result of the Government’s failure to appoint a Minister with responsibility for Social Enterprise. Deputy Kirk made the comments after the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton admitted in the Dáil […]
Fianna Fáil TD for Louth Seamus Kirk has called on the Government to roll-out a Minor Ailment Scheme to help provide patients with quicker access to appropriate healthcare. Deputy Kirk made the comments after raising the issue in the Dáil with Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch. “Research shows us that […]