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.


Community not-for-profit childcare to be exempt from commercial rates - Coughlan

Fine Gael Senator Paul Coughlan has today (Thursday) said that a rates exemption will benefit services available to children in not-for-profit childcare facilities.

56% of banks’ decisions overturned by Credit Review Office – Coghlan

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) encouraged all SME owners and farmers to ask questions if a bank refuses credit. Senator Coghlan was speaking after it was revealed that the Credit Review Office (CRO) is overturning 56% of the banks’ decisions to refuse credit.

Two state solution the only answer for Middle East - Coghlan

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has stressed that a two state solution is the only answer to the Israeli Palestinian crisis. Senator Coghlan was speaking after the Seanad was reconvened yesterday to discuss the conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.

Coghlan welcomes NAMA review and commends Agency on work to date

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today welcomed the review of NAMA, which was published this week, and commended the Agency for its work to date. Senator Coghlan was speaking during Order of Business in the Seanad.

Review of concert licensing process needed - Coghlan

Seanad Chief Whip and Fine Gael Senator for Kerry, Paul Coghlan, speaking during the Seanad Order of Business, today (Wednesday), called for a review of the concert licensing process following the cancellation of all five Garth Brooks concerts that were scheduled to take place in Croke Park.