Senator Paul Bradford | Fine Gael

Cork's longest serving Oireachtas member, Paul Bradford was first elected to Seanad Eireann in 1987, and served as a member of Dáil Éireann for Cork east from 1989 until 2002. He has since been a member of Seanad Éireann.

Paul has been Fine Gael Chief Whip in Dail Eireann, and served as Co-chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Body and was a member of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission.

Paul Bradford was re-elected to Seanad Éireann (Agricultural Panel) in March 2011. He is the Seanad spokesperson on Justice.

He was first elected to the Senate in 1987, and to Dáil Eireann in 1989. He has also been member of Cork County Council from 1985-2003.

Paul was the Fine Gael spokesperson on Foreign Affairs in the Seanad. He is a member of the Oireachtas Commission, and is a member of the Council of Europe.

In the Oireachtas, Paul has been a vocal advocate of proper decentralisation to the Cork region and has championed the cause of choice for health insurance subscribers for many years.

His priorities for Cork East in the coming years include the improvement of health services in the area, the development of a biofuel industry in the region, Government support for the creation of new jobs in the area, and continued support for viable and sustainable agriculture and rural communities.