Brendan Griffin TD

Brendan was elected to the Dáil in February 2011 from the Kerry South constituency, topping the poll with 8,808 first preference votes. He had previously served as a member of Kerry County Council since June 2009, when he was elected from the Dingle Electoral Area. He also contested the 2004 local election in the same area, after which he worked as Parliamentary Assistant to Jimmy Deenihan TD, until 2007, when he established his own business.

Brendan is a very hard-working TD, who believes in striking a healthy balance between his constituency and legislative duties. When in Kerry, Brendan makes a special effort to provide an efficient and accessible service to his constituents and works very hard to ensure that everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. In Leinster House, Brendan is a very active participant in Dáil and Committee work and is a frequent contributor at internal Fine Gael policy discussions.

He is married to Róisín and lives in the parish of Keel, on the foothills of the Sliabh Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula.

120% increase in number of goods vehicles registered in first 6 months compared to 2013 – Griffin

Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin has said that an increase of 120% in the number of goods vehicles registered in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2013 is an indication of the improving economy and the potential for further growth.

New policies for small schools are a welcome step in the right direction – Griffin

“Two new policies to support the sustainability of small schools announced today by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, while not all encompassing, are a welcome step in the right direction for rural communities”, says Brendan Griffin, Fine Gael TD for Kerry.

47.5% increase in goods vehicles sold indicates business is on the up - Griffin

“The latest CSO figures show that the number of new goods vehicles licensed in January 2015 was up by 47.5% from January 2014. New businesses are investing in vehicles and existing businesses are showing confidence by upgrading. This is a very good indicator of the strength of the economy”, says Brendan Griffin.

Have your say on changing the gorse burning season – Griffin

“Extending the gorse burning season would increase the farming potential of hills and reduce the chance of farmers being penalised” says Brendan Griffin, Fine Gael TD for Kerry.

Griffin welcomes €616,000 funding for Kerry Airport

“The allocation of exchequer funding, alongside the retention of the Public Service Obligation (PSO) Kerry to Dublin route highlights the importance of Kerry Regional Airport as primary transport link and this Government’s commitment to supporting the airport” says Brendan Griffin, Fine Gael TD for Kerry.