Senator Paul CoghlanGovernment Chief Whip and Seanad Spokesperson on Defence

Paul Coghlan was re-elected to Seanad Éireann (Industrial and Commercial Panel) in April 2011.

He was a member of Kerry County Council, Killarney UDC, Kerry VEC, and Dingle Harbour Commissioners. Paul is a member and former President of Killarney Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding director of Radio Kerry and is a trustee and former Chairman of Muckross House.

He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, the Life Insurance Association and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.


White Paper on Defence presents exciting new opportunities – Coghlan

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the Government White Paper on Defence as it sets out Ireland’s defence policy framework for the next decade. Senator Coghlan was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney launched the Government White Paper on Defence.

Coghlan expresses disappointment at high number of repossessions by state owned banks

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, speaking in the Seanad today (Friday), expressed his disappointment that the banks driving the largest number of repossessions are those supported by the State.

Increased risk of online gambling due to National Lottery interruptions - Coghlan

Fine Gael Senator for Kerry and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, speaking in the Seanad today, has highlighted the increased risk of online gambling as a result of recent interruptions to the National Lottery services.

Allegations that cross border crime is being ignored do not give credit to north/south relations - Coghlan

“Allegations that authorities on both sides of the border are turning a blind eye to fuel laundering and cigarette smuggling are simply untrue and do not give credit to the excellent relationship between police forces on both sides of the border”, says Paul Coghlan, Government Chief Whip in the Seanad.

Public consultation on potential of tax measures to develop zoned land - Coghlan

“The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, has launched a public consultation on the potential of tax measures to encourage the development of zoned and serviced land. I would encourage the public to get involved and to contribute to this process”, says Paul Coghlan, Kerry Senator and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad.