Bernard Durkan TD

Bernard J Durkan, originally from Killasser, Co Mayo, is a Fine Gael TD in the Kildare North. His political career commenced in 1981 when he was elected to Dáil Éireann for the Kildare Constituency. Despite briefly losing his seat in February 1982 when Fine Gael was defeated, he quickly regained it in November of that same year. A notable achievement of Bernard’s career is that he has been re-elected in every subsequent election to date.


Bernard’s time as a TD has seen him serving as Minister of State for Social Welfare from 1994-1997. He has also been involved in various different Committees and Boards. He previously acted as Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of European Affairs and Chairman of Kildare County Council. He was also a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Eastern Health Board, and has previously served as Fine Gael Chief Whip. Currently, Bernard serves as Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas on Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and is a member of the Joint Committee on European Affairs.


During his time in office, Bernard has been a Fine Gael Front Bench spokesperson on a wide range of topics including Health, Food, Trade and Industry, Insurance, Overseas Development Aid and Human rights, and Communications and Natural resources.
 


Update: Waterways Development in Sallins, Co. Kildare 18th July 2014

To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the extent to which planning, completion of the estate or other matters remain outstanding at the waterways development, Sallins, County Kildare...

Update: Preventing & Tracking Internet Bullying 18th July 2014

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which modern technological advances will be utilised to prevent or track Internet bullying...

Update: Commercially Viable Finds of Oil, Gas & Other Minerals 18th July 2014

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which any new indications of commercially viable finds of oil, gas or other minerals has been brought to his attention in each of the past three years to date...

Update: Product from the Corrib Gas Field 18th July 2014

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources when it is expected product from the Corrib Gas field will become available on the domestic market; the regions of the country most likely to benefit...

Update: Provision of Postal Services 18th July 2014

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent to which he has ongoing dialogue with the Irish Postmasters Union in respect of the need to ensure the continued provision of full level of postal service...