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Martin Ferris TD


Martin FerrisFirst 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.

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Irish people will not be fooled on water charges - Ferris19 November, 2014

Outbreak of avian flu in Britain a concern - Ferris17 November, 2014

Ferris welcomes result of unified action by beef farmers13 November, 2014

Martin Ferris TD expresses condolences on death of former Agriculture Minister Joe Walsh9 November, 2014

Martin Ferris TD expresses support for protesting Beef Farmers9 November, 2014

Ferris calls for support of beef factory blockade27 October, 2014

Minister refuses to disclose details of beef imports - Ferris22 October, 2014

Ní cóir go stopfaí seirbhís farantóireachta Inis Mór18 October, 2014

Inismór ferry must not cease operation - Ferris and Ó Clochartaigh17 October, 2014

Vulnerable farmers were excluded - Ferris14 October, 2014

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Martin Ferris TD