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Megan Fearon is a Sinn Féin MLA for Newry Armagh. Megan was selected to replace Conor Murphy in July 2012.

A native of South Armagh, Megan is a passionate advocate for the area and its people. She has been an active member of Sinn Féin since 2007 in the Dromintee Jim Lochrie Cumann and South Armagh Comhairle Ceantair, making her something of a veteran activist at just 24 years old.

At the time of her selection Megan was the youngest political representative in Ireland.  She had just completed her last year at Queen’s University Belfast, where she took a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. During her time at Queen's she served as Chairperson of the Sheena Campbell Sinn Féin Cumann and coordinated numerous events and campaigns, particularly around equal rights for minority groups, mental health and celebrating women in politics and community life.

During her time in the Assembly Megan has previously sat on the Finance and Personnel committee as well as the All Party Group for Children and Young People.

She currently sits on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee, OFMDFM Committee,  is Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Women, Peace and Security and is Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Women, Children and Young People.

Megan is passionate about equality and has championed a number of equality motions brought before the Assembly since 2012.

Statements (107)

All-Ireland forum must hear from broad range of groups - Fearon4 October, 2016

Opposition parties unnerved by appointment of Executive press secretary - Fearon15 September, 2016

Fearon launches Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week14 September, 2016

Attack on Pride members bitter end to fantastic day - Fearon5 September, 2016

Sinn Féin mark the 35th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike14 August, 2016

Removing walls opens door to a new shared space – Fearon9 August, 2016

£926,000 offers young people a positive path to their future - Fearon29 June, 2016

Time to extend marriage equality across Ireland - Fearon22 May, 2016

Make grá the law throughout Ireland - Fearon23 April, 2016

Ireland north and south is better in the EU - Fearon7 March, 2016

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