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!

Doyle welcomes agreement with Ontario on driving licences

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed an agreement signed today (Wednesday) by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, which will allow for the mutual recognition of driving licences between Ireland and Ontario.

New Applegreen store is good for Wicklow producers- Doyle

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the expansion of the Applegreen Retail Network and highlighted the opportunity for the retailer to support local producers in Wicklow. Deputy Doyle was speaking this week at the opening of the new Applegreen Retail Outlet in Coynes Cross by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D.

Common Travel Area could benefit exports to UK and EU

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/Carlow, Andrew Doyle, today (Wednesday) welcomed the engagement by the Minister for Transport and Tourism, Leo Varadkar with Northern Ireland officials on the HGV levy.

7th Generation Wicklow Farm showcases quality Irish food during Chinese visit

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, today (Tuesday), commended Tom and Geraldine Shortt’s Newtownmountkennedy farm for hosting the official visit of Chinese politician Mr Liu Yunshan, who got to see at first hand quality Irish food produced in Wicklow.

Doyle – Welcomes capital gains tax (CGT) exemption for new EU CAP payment arrangements

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agriculture Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle, today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan regarding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for new EU CAP payment arrangements.