Andrew Doyle TD

Andrew is married to Ann and they have four children; three sons and a daughter, aged between 12 and 22. Andrew has been a member of Fine Gael since 1983; he was first elected to Wicklow County Council in 1999, and first elected to the Dáil in 2007. Andrew runs the family farm which has been in the family for 6 generations.

Andrew is currently Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and The Marine.

Some other facts about Andrew: Andrew loves sport – he played rugby, soccer and GAA in his youth. As a young farmer in 1981 he won the Stephen Cullinane Scholarship to New Zealand, and when he was there he played rugby in Canterbury. Andrew is a big music fan; some of his favourite artists are Jim Morrison, Burce Springsteen, Paul Brady, Crowded House and Rod Stewart. Andrew loves movies, especially the Shawshank Redemption and the Great Escape. His favourite dessert is fresh fruit salad with some natural yoghurt!


Consumers and food suppliers will benefit from new fair trade law - Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the publication of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014, which will finally see action regarding the long-standing issue of fair trade in the food chain, for the food producers and processors in Ireland. The overdue legislation has been published in response to the 2013 Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s cross-party report entitled, ‘Increasing equity and transparency in producer-processor-retailer relationships’.

Doyle welcomes the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/ Carlow East Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the continued commitment by all stakeholders to the future of post offices. Following last week’s meeting with the Minister of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, the Irish Postmasters Union has been asked to make a detailed submission to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy setting out its recommendations.

Latest Stimulus commitment to Health Centre in Rathdrum builds on provision of integrated Primary Health Care Services for Co. Wicklow

Welcoming the reaffirming of the commitment to establish a primary healthcare centre in Rathdrum