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.


Farmers to milk it in China – Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has said that a dairy seminar being held today (Tuesday) in Beijing offers real opportunities to Irish farmers.

Civil Service Renewal Plan provides opportunity to re-energise the civil service - Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has today (Thursday) highlighted that only 4% of civil servants are aged 30 or under and that the Government’s Civil Service Renewal Plan provides a real opportunity to re- energise the civil service.

End to public service moratorium must focus on frontline staff - Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has today (Tuesday) said that the announcement in Budget 2015 to end the moratorium on civil service recruitment is a positive step. Deputy Lawlor said however that it is vital the new recruitment drive focuses on front line staff, including much needed doctors, nurses, teachers and Gardaí.

Let’s act on existing recommendations to stop senseless civilian slaughter - Lawlor

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has said we need accountability in any investigation of the senseless slaughter of innocent civilians in the Gaza conflict. Over the last 16 days almost 700 Palestinians, mostly civilians; and 34 Israelis, the majority of which were soldiers, have been killed. Thousands more have been injured and displaced from their homes during this time.

Lawlor calls for international marketing campaign to brand Irish beef as a high quality, grass-fed product

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, is calling for an international branding campaign for Irish beef to be established, which would highlight the fact that Irish cattle are grass-fed, giving our beef a better flavour. Deputy Lawlor has suggested that the campaign could be styled on the Kerrygold marketing drive, which pitches the product as ‘the one and only Irish butter’.