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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)

Ferris and McMullan meet to discuss lamb labelling crisis10 June, 2015

Will BDGP funding revert to the EU if Irish farmers cannot claim it? – Ferris4 June, 2015

Ferris welcomes regional agreement to end fish discards4 June, 2015

Minister must act now to prevent deportation of young family – Ferris29 May, 2015

Brady and Ferris raise need for increased North-South health co-operation28 May, 2015

Coveney's inaction is putting fishermen’s lives at risk27 May, 2015

Most farmers are still struggling to make a living - Ferris26 May, 2015

Irish fishermen deserve equality of treatment – Ferris20 May, 2015

Government must support the return of the sugar beet industry- Deputy Martin Ferris19 May, 2015

Closure of regional veterinary laboratories is a dangerous strategy - Ferris13 May, 2015

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