Senator Michael ComiskeySeanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Marine & Food

Michael was elected to Seanad Éireann in 2011. He has been involved in public life for over 20 years. He lives on a farm in Newtownmanor on the Sligo/Leitrim border with his wife Elizabeth. They have five sons. Michael was a candidate in the 2007 General Election and while he did not get elected, he managed to secure a very impressive 8000 votes.

He was nominated the REHAB Leitrim Person of the Year in 2001 and has also been a member of the Leitrim Development Company and the County Development Board. Michael was also the Chair of the Fine Gael National Agriculture Committee.


Reformed CAP good for Young Farmers – Comiskey

Fine Gael Sligo Leitrim Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Michael Comiskey today (Monday), following the release of statistics by the CSO, indicating that less than 6% of farmers in Ireland are now under 35 years, highlighted measures of the reformed common agriculture programmes aimed at encouraging young farmers into the industry.

Comiskey welcomes new Rural Development Programme as part of €12.5 billion support for Agricultural sector

Fine Gael Sligo Leitrim Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Michael Comiskey today (Tuesday) welcomed confirmation that €1.9 billion in national funding would be available to add to €2.2billion of EU funding in order to design a new rural development programme for the period 2014 – 2020. This funding forms part of the overall €12.5 billion in Common Agricultural Policy and exchequer funding to the agricultural sector under the new CAP programme.

Agri-sector shows largest jobs rate increase – Comiskey

Fine Gael Sligo/Leitrim Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture, Michael Comiskey, has welcomed the announcement by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) that 25,000 jobs in the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors have been created in the last twelve months.