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Martin Ferris TD


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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 (501)

Martin Ferris TD disappointed with fishing quota deal17 December, 2015

End of the two-tier health system is answer to waiting lists – Ferris15 December, 2015

1500 on housing list in Tralee alone – Ferris1 December, 2015

Ferris raises super-trawler ‘pillage’ off Donegal coast1 December, 2015

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

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