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Martin Ferris TD

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Martin Ferris has been a Sinn Féin TD since 2002, having previously been a member of Kerry County Council and Tralee Town Council. He is married to Marie and they have 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

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 Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Agriculture and Fisheries and is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Martin has been a passionate defender of farming and rural communities, coming from farming and fishing background himself. He was the first politician to shine a spotlight on the growing drugs problem in Kerry during the 1990's.

 Martin is a former member of the IRA and spent a number of years in 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. He has also been involved with Churchill, Ardfert and St. Brendan’s football.

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.

Statements (479)

Labour Party’s plan for rural development is five years too late - Martin Ferris TD6 February, 2016

Ferris calls on Hill 16 Dubs to save Moore Street2 February, 2016

"Fine Gael & Labour have betrayed the people of Kerry" - Martin Ferris TD29 January, 2016

Dairy farmers need greater assistance in midst of pricing crisis – Ferris29 January, 2016

EU directives are no excuse for inaction on flooding – Ferris13 January, 2016

Admission of 16 children to Kerry adult mental health unit is a damning indictment of government's approach6 January, 2016

Ferris welcomes withdrawal of BIM salmon farm application in Galway Bay22 December, 2015

Ferris calls for extension for herring fishermen21 December, 2015

Martin Ferris TD disappointed with fishing quota deal17 December, 2015

End of the two-tier health system is answer to waiting lists – Ferris15 December, 2015

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