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Fintan Warfield -Youth, Arts & LGBT Rights

Fintan Warfield is a Senator and former Mayor of South Dublin County Council and was a Sinn Féin councillor for the Templeogue-Terenure local electoral area.

He has been active in local politics since the age of sixteen. He attended St. Mac Dara’s Community College and continues to play Gaelic football for St. Judes GAA Club in Templeogue. At the age of 17, he moved to Galway City where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television.

Following college, he was delighted to perform extensive tours with Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones throughout the United States. From a young age, he had a keen interest in Ireland’s cultural heritage of arts and music. He is currently a voluntary chairperson of the Civic Theatre. Their mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical work in theatre, dance, opera and music for the community of South Dublin County.

He has been active in the campaign to achieve equality for members of the LGBT community and for their children. He has spoken out in relation to marriage equality and various other issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Ireland.  He also works closely with the Walkinstown-Greenhills Resource Centre. The facility coordinates a local approach to drug prevention and provides support services to young people who are affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

He believes that politics is about empowering communities and affording people the space to work together to improve services and facilities for residents. He has a good knowledge of the issues facing local neighbourhoods and he works tirelessly in an effort to enhance the community.

Statements (43)

Census results highlight serious trouble ahead – Warfield20 July, 2017

Committee report on 'Culture 2025' prioritises the rights of artists and equality of access for public participation in the arts, culture and heritage – Senator Fintan Warfield19 July, 2017

National Cultural Institutions should repatriate loot and stolen treasures – Warfield18 July, 2017

Sinn Féin condemn homophobic abuse of councillor – Warfield14 July, 2017

Government must intervene to ensure LGBTQI students are taught sex education – Warfield13 July, 2017

Anti-HIV drug availability must not be affected by ongoing legal action – Warfield6 July, 2017

Alcohol companies scaremongering over cultural sponsorship cuts – Warfield29 June, 2017

LGBTQI community has a role to play in shaping Ireland’s response to a fractured world – Warfield24 June, 2017

Seanad supports passing of Gender Recognition Bill – Warfield11 May, 2017

Seanad to debate Sinn Féin’s Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill – Warfield9 May, 2017

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