ELECTION CANDIDATE

John McGuinness TD

T.D. for Carlow-Kilkenny, Chair of the Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach Committee

Meet John

John McGuinness has been a TD for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency since 1997.

He was vice-chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee in the 29th Dáil and a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committees for European Affairs, Enterprise and Small Business, Justice, and Women’s Rights in the 28th Dáil.

He served as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2011 to 2016 and Minister of State for Trade and Commerce from 2007 to 2009.

In 2010, his political memoir, The House Always Wins, was published by Gill & Macmillan.

He was appointed Chair of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform in April 2016 and remains in that position.

He first entered local politics in 1979 when he won a seat on the Kilkenny Borough Council. He was Mayor of Kilkenny City from 1996 to 1997.

He was the third generation of his family to serve on this council.

From 1991 until the abolition of the dual mandate in 2003, he was also member of Kilkenny County Council. His father, Michael McGuinness, served 50 years.

Latest News from John

22/05/2017

FF Bill will provide greater transparency for Wards of Court – McGuinness

11/05/2017

Fianna Fáil to host Brexit breakfast briefing in Kilkenny

02/11/2015

FF publishes extensive policy proposals to support and grow SME’s

22/07/2015

Aylward and McGuinness selected to contest General Election

Get in touch with John

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

Constituency Office

O’Loughlin Rd,
Kilkenny

Email: john@johnmcguinness.ie
Phone: 056 7770672
Web: johnmcguinness.ie