Andrew Doyle TD

Deputy Andrew Doyle TD is a member of Dáil Éireann and represents the constituency of Wicklow-East Carlow. He is currently the Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Married to Ann with whom he has four children, he was first elected at the 2007 general election to the Dáil and became the Deputy Spokesperson on Agriculture with Special Responsibility for Food and Horticulture. In 2010, he was promoted to the opposition frontbench as the spokesperson for Agriculture. Deputy Doyle was re-elected to the Dáil at the 2011 general election.

He was previously a member of Wicklow County Council from 1999-2007 and was Cathaoirleach of Wicklow from 2005 to 2006.

Cheaper loans over longer periods a boost to farm development – Doyle

“Cheaper loans for farmers and others involved in rural development will boost farmers’ ability to develop their business by assisting with development of farm buildings and provide for further investment in equipment”, says Andrew Doyle, Chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee and Fine Gael TD for Wicklow. This funding has been made available as a result of a new memorandum of understanding agreed between the EU and the European Investment Bank this week.

Young Fine Gael prioritises mental health – Doyle

In welcoming the launch this week by Young Fine Gael (YFG) of two policy documents on mental health, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/ East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has commended the organisation for bringing this issue to the fore.

Tax break for microbreweries is not small beer - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/ East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has said that the tax break for microbreweries in Budget 2015 will encourage these small enterprises, which are now becoming both popular and profitable. Deputy Doyle was speaking after opening the Wicklow Brewery at Mickey Finns Pub in Redcross.

Doyle welcomes Hogan’s comments re unfair price issue

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, and Chair of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed comments made by the European Agricultural Commissioner designate, Phil Hogan, in relation to supermarket price dominance during his confirmation hearing in Brussels this morning.

Prudent lending essential in the food sector - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed Bank of Ireland's announcement of a new €1 billion fund to support the ongoing development of the agri-food sector up to the end of 2017.