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Megan Fearon is a Sinn Féin MLA for Newry Armagh. Megan was selected to replace Conor Murphy in July 2012.

A native of South Armagh, Megan is a passionate advocate for the area and its people. She has been an active member of Sinn Féin since 2007 in the Dromintee Jim Lochrie Cumann and South Armagh Comhairle Ceantair, making her something of a veteran activist at just 24 years old.

At the time of her selection Megan was the youngest political representative in Ireland.  She had just completed her last year at Queen’s University Belfast, where she took a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. During her time at Queen's she served as Chairperson of the Sheena Campbell Sinn Féin Cumann and coordinated numerous events and campaigns, particularly around equal rights for minority groups, mental health and celebrating women in politics and community life.

During her time in the Assembly Megan has previously sat on the Finance and Personnel committee as well as the All Party Group for Children and Young People.

She currently sits on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee, OFMDFM Committee,  is Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Women, Peace and Security and is Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Women, Children and Young People.

Megan is passionate about equality and has championed a number of equality motions brought before the Assembly since 2012.

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Political leadership needed to tackle racism - Fearon13 September, 2017

Now is the time for marriage equality - Fearon2 September, 2017

Disability rights still a fight - Fearon1 September, 2017

Fearon to meet student union representatives on sexual assault reports16 August, 2017

Sinn Féin committed to reducing discrimination and inequality in the workplace - Fearon10 August, 2017

Taoiseach’s Pride visit welcome, marriage equality should be extended north – Fearon1 August, 2017

Homophobic hate crimes must be reported - Fearon1 August, 2017

Fearon welcomes PSNI Pride initiative.31 July, 2017

Sinn Fein welcome human rights findings - Fearon10 July, 2017

"Marriage equality must be brought forward now" - Fearon1 July, 2017

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