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Pearse Doherty - Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform

Pearse Doherty is the Finance Spokesperson for Sinn Féin and TD for the Constituency of Donegal South West. A founding member of Ógra Shinn Féin, serving on its National Executive between 1998 and 2001, he is currently a member of the Ard Comhairle of the party.

Pearse Doherty is the Finance Spokesperson for Sinn Féin and TD for the Constituency of Donegal South West. A founding member of Ógra Shinn Féin, serving on its National Executive between 1998 and 2001, he is currently a member of the Ard Comhairle of the party.

Pearse served as the party’s first Senator, elected onto the Agricultural Panel in 2007 before being elected as a TD in the 2010 Donegal South West by-election, held following a successful High Court case which he took against the Government. He topped the poll in the general election which followed.

Keen to address the problems facing ordinary people, Pearse completed a report “Awakening the West” during his time as a Senator, which focused on the marginalisation of western counties and proposals for the development of the region.  As Finance spokesperson, he is responsible for the preparation of the party’s annual alternative budget submission, which aims to promote a fairer and progressive economy.

 Pearse is currently a director of Donegal Charity Shop, Chairperson of the Phádraig Mhícheáil Airt Committee, a member of the GAA and involved with the local scouts group. Pearse lives in the Gaeltacht area of Gweedore with his wife Roisín and his four young sons. A member of Guth na Gaeltachta and fluent Irish speaker, Pearse is a keen advocate of the Irish Language and the development of the Gaeltacht regions.

Name: Pearse Doherty

Constituency: Donegal South West

Portfolio: Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform

Oireachtas/Stormont/EU Commitees:  Joint Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure

Twitter account : www.twitter.com/PearseDoherty
Facebook account: www.facebook.com/PearseDohertyTD

Website address: www.pearsedoherty.ie

LinkedIn/Other Social Media accounts: pinterest.com/PearseDoherty

Constituency Office: Magheraclogher, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal 
Tel: 0749532832 

Email: [email protected] 

Oireachtas contact:

Tel: 01 6183960 Email: [email protected]

Date completed:28/5/13

Statements (1271)

Seanad in its current form must be abolished - Doherty18 October, 2009

Doherty expresses condolences to family of Senator Peter Callanan12 October, 2009

Greens must give guarantee on registration fees – Doherty12 October, 2009

Schools struggling to stay open while half of education budget rests in O’Keeffe’s piggy bank – Doherty8 October, 2009

Hands off rural transport – Doherty7 October, 2009

Kenny refusal to rule out 3rd referendum on Lisbon ludicrous – Doherty24 September, 2009

Sinn Féin will do everything in its power to resist attacks on the Gaeltacht and the Irish language – Doherty23 September, 2009

Doherty publishes Oireachtas expenses10 September, 2009

Dooley would be better talking to public rather than listening to Cowen – Doherty8 September, 2009

1,000 children to leave school before secondary level this year – Doherty3 September, 2009

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