James Lawless TD

TD for Kildare North

Meet James

James Lawless TD represents the constituency of Kildare North and is the Fianna Fáil Science and Technology spokesperson. He sits on the Business, Innovation, and Enterprise Committee along with the Communications, Climate Action, and Environment Committee, of which he was elected Vice Chairperson.

Deputy Lawless is engaged with many stakeholders in the research and development sector including many agencies and universities across Ireland and Europe. He believes that basic research needs to be funded to a far greater extent in order to ensure we remain competitive.

Locally, Deputy Lawless has been a strong advocate for commuter services with a particular focus on train services into Kildare North and the widening of the M7 motorway and Sallins Bypass. He has advocated for the renewal of Naas town and other urban centres and works closely with local traders and business interests. Health, housing, broadband, road infrastructure and local GP services are a snapshot of the many other policy areas Deputy Lawless is working on.

Before politics, Deputy Lawless studied Maths and Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Law at Kings Inns and is a qualified Barrister. He is married with two children and is a regular at his local Parkrun.

Latest News from James

04/06/2020

Lack of recognition for third level crisis deeply frustrating – Lawless

28/04/2020

Lawless raises plight of 14,500 fixed term researchers

21/04/2020

Park and ride development office must get up and running without delay – Lawless

18/04/2020

Lawless welcomes Dept. clarity regarding the opening of hardware stores

Get in touch with James

For any issues, contact James’s office by email or telephone.

Constituency Offices & Clinic Times

Naas Office
Wolfe Tone Street,
Naas,
Kildare

Maynooth Office
Behind DNG Office,
Doctors Lane,
Maynooth,
Kildare

Clinic Times
The first Thursday of every month:

7pm Johnstownbridge, Hamlet Court Hotel.
7.30pm Broadford, Broadford House.
8pm Timahoe, Kellys Public House.
8.15pm Staplestown / Newtown, Connollys of Ballagh.
8.30pm Prosperous, Christy’s Lounge.

The third Thursday of every month:

7pm Kilteel, The Kilteel Inn.
7.15pm Kill, The Drewdrop Inn.
7.45pm Straffan, Friel’s Public House.
8.00pm Clane, Manzors.

Email: james.lawless@oireachtas.ie
Naas Office Telephone: 045 898 476
Maynooth Office Telephone: 01 618 3587