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Martin Ferris

Email: martin.ferris@oireachtas.ie
Dáil office phone: (01) 6184248
Constituency office phone: (066) 7129545

First elected to the Dáil in 2002 when he topped the poll in North Kerry. He was re-elected in 2007 and to the new constituency of Kerry North and West Limerick in 2011.

Martin was a member of Sinn Féin’s negotiating team in the lead up to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 and has travelled the world to promote the Peace Process and a United Ireland. 

He is currently Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Agriculture and Fisheries and is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. He was previously the party’s spokesperson on Natural Resources and was to the fore in campaigning to ensure that any exploitation of Ireland’s resources would benefit the Irish people. He also has been a passionate defender of farming and rural communities, coming from farming and fishing background himself. 

Martin is a former member of the IRA and spent a number of years jail for related activities. He spent 47 days on Hunger Strike in 1977.

He is a passionate GAA man and won an U-21 All Ireland Medal in 1973 with Kerry.

 Martin lives in Ardfert with his wife Marie. They have 6 children and 10 grandchildren. His daughter Toiréasa is a Kerry County Councillor.

Name: Martin Ferris

Constituency: Kerry North/West Limerick

Portfolio: Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Oireachtas/Stormont/EU Committees: Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Good Friday Implementation Committee.

Facebook account: www.facebook.com/martin.ferris.52

Statements (423)

Neglect of rural areas has devastating consequences - Ferris26 February, 2015

Ferris commends Ní Riada’s commitment to Irish fishing industry24 February, 2015

Ferris welcomes High Court’s striking out of repossession order19 February, 2015

Ferris calls for calm after reports of incident at Portlaoise prison4 February, 2015

Farm accidents must be prevented: Ferris29 January, 2015

Ardfert community stands behind Jimmy Collins – Martin Ferris TD28 January, 2015

Cautious welcome for Irish beef in the US but questions remain - Ferris5 January, 2015

The survival of the Irish fishing industry should be negotiation priority - Ferris17 December, 2014

Call for Minister to meet GFA Committee and outline Government's input to political talks in North - Martin Ferris TD15 December, 2014

Landlords threaten to cut off water supply if tenants do not register with Irish Water9 December, 2014

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