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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)

Rural Ireland devastated under this austerity government – Ferris7 March, 2015

Neglect of rural areas has devastating consequences - Ferris26 February, 2015

Ferris commends Ní Riada’s commitment to Irish fishing industry24 February, 2015

Ferris welcomes High Court’s striking out of repossession order19 February, 2015

Ferris calls for calm after reports of incident at Portlaoise prison4 February, 2015

Farm accidents must be prevented: Ferris29 January, 2015

Ardfert community stands behind Jimmy Collins – Martin Ferris TD28 January, 2015

Cautious welcome for Irish beef in the US but questions remain - Ferris5 January, 2015

The survival of the Irish fishing industry should be negotiation priority - Ferris17 December, 2014

Call for Minister to meet GFA Committee and outline Government's input to political talks in North - Martin Ferris TD15 December, 2014

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