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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 (490)

Leave the mental health budget alone – Ferris28 April, 2016

Ferris at Banna Strand for gun-running commemoration21 April, 2016

Ferris criticises culture of entitlement during milk price crisis for farmers20 April, 2016

Sinn Féin put forward motion against fishing penalty points – Ferris20 April, 2016

TDs briefed on penalty points for fishermen in Leinster House today – Ferris20 April, 2016

Ferris welcomes election of Joe Healy as IFA president19 April, 2016

Minister must get up and stand up for farmers in crisis – Ferris13 April, 2016

Coveney must stand up for beef farmers – Ferris8 April, 2016

Sinn Féin will challenge Statutory Instrument on penalty points for fishing industry – Ferris10 March, 2016

Ferris congratulates Stormont colleagues on Rural Needs Bill8 March, 2016

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