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Martin Ferris

Email: martin.ferris@oireachtas.ie
Dáil office phone: (01) 6184248
Constituency office phone: (066) 7129545

First 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.

Facebook account: www.facebook.com/martin.ferris.52

Statements (432)

Martin Ferris TD calls for land eligibility amnesty23 April, 2015

Government needs to provide amnesty for retrospective penalties on land eligibility22 April, 2015

Ferris blasts Irish Water for sending another bill to a deceased individual20 April, 2015

Need to ban zero hour contracts reminiscent of 1913 - Ferris15 April, 2015

All-Ireland co-operation needed to deal with labelling issue - Ferris15 April, 2015

Ferris calls for independent working group on land eligibility14 April, 2015

GLAS is no compensation for hen harrier designation – Ferris27 March, 2015

Martin Ferris selected to contest next General Election - Says Kerry is being left behind12 March, 2015

Rural Ireland devastated under this austerity government – Ferris7 March, 2015

Neglect of rural areas has devastating consequences - Ferris26 February, 2015

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