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Martin Ferris - Junior Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & the Marine (with special responsibility for Fisheries & the Marine)

Martin Ferris has been a Sinn Féin TD since 2002, having previously been a member of Kerry County Council and Tralee Town Council. He is married to Marie and they have 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

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 Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Agriculture and Fisheries and is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Martin has been a passionate defender of farming and rural communities, coming from farming and fishing background himself. He was the first politician to shine a spotlight on the growing drugs problem in Kerry during the 1990's.

 Martin is a former member of the IRA and spent a number of years in 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. He has also been involved with Churchill, Ardfert and St. Brendan’s football.

Statements (500)

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

Bill of Rights for the North is essential to the peace process – Ferris22 October, 2015

Nothing in Budget 2016 for the small farmer – Ferris13 October, 2015

Martin Ferris TD expresses shock on the death of Fr. Gearoid O'Donnchada12 October, 2015

Ferris raises lack of milk fraud prosecution7 October, 2015

Disappointment that Ireland did not opt out of GMO food production – Ferris6 October, 2015

Homelessness is not just a problem, it is policy – Martin Ferris TD29 September, 2015

Kerry Spring closure a blow to local community - Martin Ferris TD25 September, 2015

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