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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 (1213)

Caithfidh an rialtas stop a chur le h-ionsaithe ar theanga na gaeilge11 March, 2009

Proposals for Seanad reform do not go far enough - Doherty11 March, 2009

Doherty calls for Seanad reform5 March, 2009

Doherty calls for bankers bonuses to be returned to the State in Seanad debate on National Pension Reserve Fund5 March, 2009

O'Keeffe doesn't know how many schools using prefabs!5 March, 2009

Government must reverse decision to increase class sizes - Doherty25 February, 2009

Major report on redevelopment of the West of Ireland to be debated in Seanad today24 February, 2009

Padraig Mac Loughlainn Speaking on motion 13521 February, 2009

Senator Pearse Doherty speaks on Regional Development21 February, 2009

Senator Pearse Doherty speaking on motion 16521 February, 2009

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