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.


Coghlan welcomes latest phase of restoration works for Killarney House

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht, Jimmy Deenihan, of the awarding of a €1.1 million contract to allow for the latest phase of the restoration of Killarney House and Gardens.

Coghlan commends Govt on progress made since coming to Office

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Tuesday) commended the Government on the progress it has made since taking Office three years ago. Speaking during Order of Business in the Seanad, Senator Coghlan paid particular tribute to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, and his role in bringing about our economic recovery.

Govt has delivered more political reform than any other – Coghlan

Leading for the Government in a debate on political reform in the Seanad, Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, said that this Government has delivered more political reform during its three years in office than any other in the history of the State.

Coghlan repeats calls for meaningful dialogue in Liebherr dispute

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday) again appealed for union members at the Liebherr plant in Killarney to pull back from the brink. Senator Coghlan added that only fruitful dialogue can satisfactorily resolve the situation.

Coghlan warmly welcomes reopening of Vatican embassy

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, has today (Tuesday) warmly welcomed the Government’s decision to reopen the Irish embassy to the Holy See. Senator Coghlan was speaking during the Order of Business in the Seanad this afternoon.