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Martin Ferris TD


Martin Ferris

 Dáil office phone: (01) 6184248
Constituency office phone: (066) 7129545

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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.

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IFA must go back to its founding principles – Ferris25 November, 2015

Hogan ‘as bad in Europe as he was in Ireland’ – Ferris25 November, 2015

Those who pay the IFA salaries have a right to know - Ferris20 November, 2015

Ferris calls on Commissioner Hogan to increase dairy intervention price10 November, 2015

Martin Ferris TD alarmed at HIQA report into Kerry General Hospital10 November, 2015

We need to work together to represent farmers in marginal areas – Martin Ferris6 November, 2015

They are coming for the jar of change beside your bed – Ferris4 November, 2015

Ferris condemns exploitation of foreign workers in Irish fishing industry3 November, 2015

State has sunk to new low by seizing fish catch – Ferris2 November, 2015

Fishing sector has to unite to protect industry - Martin Ferris TD24 October, 2015

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