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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)

Discrimination against rural areas must stop - Ferris6 May, 2015

Ferris calls for all-island branding of Agri-food as only solution to labelling crisis29 April, 2015

Martin Ferris TD calls for land eligibility amnesty23 April, 2015

Government needs to provide amnesty for retrospective penalties on land eligibility22 April, 2015

Ferris blasts Irish Water for sending another bill to a deceased individual20 April, 2015

Need to ban zero hour contracts reminiscent of 1913 - Ferris15 April, 2015

All-Ireland co-operation needed to deal with labelling issue - Ferris15 April, 2015

Ferris calls for independent working group on land eligibility14 April, 2015

GLAS is no compensation for hen harrier designation – Ferris27 March, 2015

Martin Ferris selected to contest next General Election - Says Kerry is being left behind12 March, 2015

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