Anthony Lawlor TD

I was born and raised in Johnstown, Naas and am the son of the late Tony & former Senator Patsy Lawlor.

I was educated in Naas C.B.S., Newbridge College and I completed a degree in Agriculture and Higher Diploma in Education in Multyfarnham Agricultural College, University College Dublin and NUI Maynooth.

I worked for Department of Agriculture in 1981 and spent two years overseas with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) as a Community worked in Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, from 1984 to 1986. On my return, I worked as a substitute teacher in Maynooth and as a wool buyer with Texacloth Wool Merchants, Naas. Since 1997, I have worked as a farmer.

I am a member of Kill G.A.A., Naas Rugby Club, Naas Golf Club and the I.F.A.

Due to the death of my mother, Patsy Lawlor, I was co-opted onto Kildare Co Council in January 1998. I put my name forward for the Local Elections in 1999 and was re-elected, topping for polls for the Naas Electoral Area as an Independent Candidate.

I stepped down from the Council in 2004 and shortly afterwards joined Fine Gael.

In 2009, I was selected at the Convention of the Naas Electoral Area as a candidate for Kildare County Council. I was elected to Kildare County Council on June 5th and took up my seat shortly afterwards.

In February 2011 the people of Kildare North elected me as their representative in Dáil Éireann. I am currently a member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.


New State Forensic Science Laboratory for Celbridge - Lawlor

New State Forensic Science Laboratory is to be established in Celbridge as part of the Government’s Capital Programme.

Upgrade of Phoenix Park Tunnel will cut travel time for Kildare commuters - Lawlor

“The planned upgrade of the Phoenix Park tunnel will cut the travel time for Kildare people commuting to work in Dublin”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor. Deputy Lawlor was speaking after Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced a €13.7 million project to upgrade the Phoenix Park Tunnel in order to cater for commuter trains.

New apprenticeships provide opportunities for school leavers – Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has said that the 80 new apprenticeships being introduced provide great opportunities for school leavers and we must work to incentivise small businesses to take on apprentices.

Naas to benefit from huge numbers expected at Punchestown Festival - Lawlor

“Naas is set to benefit from the huge numbers of people expected to visit the Punchestown festival at the end of the month”, is according to Anthony Lawlor, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North.

We must make JobsPlus work for apprentices – Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has suggested changes to JobsPlus Youth, to make the scheme work better for apprentices and to assist and incentivise small businesses to hire them.