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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)

All sectors of rural communities must participate in revival of the West – Ferris23 July, 2008

Future viability of farming and fishing in the west under threat – Ferris16 July, 2008

Ferris slams failure to provide relief for Fishermen16 July, 2008

EU Commission Fishing Proposal Inadequate and Cynical10 July, 2008

Minister Gormley must intervene in dispute over disposal of hydrogen cyanide – Ferris9 July, 2008

EU must deliver meaningful proposals to fishing crisis8 July, 2008

Ferris commends Sarkozy for taking tough line with Mandelson3 July, 2008

Common Fisheries Policy must be renegotiated – Ferris1 July, 2008

Ferris slams refusal of HSE to meet local authority30 January, 2008

Ferris welcomes Brazilian beef ban30 January, 2008

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