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Martin Ferris - Junior Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & the Marine (with special responsibility for Fisheries & the Marine)

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.

Statements (497)

Budget provisions for fishermen indicative of government neglect of the sector - Martin Ferris TD12 October, 2016

Minister’s decision on penalty points is a victory for fishing communities – Martin Ferris TD1 June, 2016

Ferris welcomes Listowel support for cultural boycott of Israel24 May, 2016

Commissioner should apologise to Deputy Clare Daly – Ferris19 May, 2016

Trout hatchery closures must stop – Ferris18 May, 2016

A proper ambulance service is a basic need in rural areas – Ferris18 May, 2016

Minister must be representative and supportive – Ferris4 May, 2016

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

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