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Martin Ferris TD


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Martin Ferris - Spokesperson on Fisheries and 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 (504)

Liadh Ní Riada MEP is fighting for Irish Farmers – Ferris20 May, 2019

Sinn Féin raises concerns in fishing industry with Minister Creed - Martin Ferris TD12 March, 2019

Fianna Fáil doesn’t want accountability - Martin Kenny TD20 February, 2019

Ferris welcomes Lost at Sea commitment to Byrne family2 May, 2018

Britain cannot be allowed bully Irish Fishermen – Ferris3 July, 2017

Greed will destroy the Irish fishing industry – Ferris21 June, 2017

Ferris extends solidarity to Irish Coast Guard14 March, 2017

Budget provisions for fishermen indicative of government neglect of the sector - Martin Ferris TD12 October, 2016

Minister’s decision on penalty points is a victory for fishing communities – Martin Ferris TD1 June, 2016

Ferris welcomes Listowel support for cultural boycott of Israel24 May, 2016

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