Damien English TD

Damien was first elected to the Dáil in 2002, and was previously the youngest member of Meath County Council, having been elected in 1999 at 21 years of age.
He was appointed Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, with Special Responsibility for Banking and Credit in 2010.
He has held the position of Deputy Spokesperson for various portfolios, including Enterprise, Justice & Community Affairs and Arts, Sports and Tourism.
He was elected as Secretary to the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party on Thursday 5th September 2002.

Some other facts about Damien:
His middle name is Martin.
He lives with wife Laura and his one year old son Harvey.
He has run the Dublin City Marathon twice. He raised money for The Aisling Group and SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters).
Damien’s local team is St. Ultan’s GFC. He formerly captained St. Cuthbert’s to a Minor Football Championship in 1995.
He is a keen supporter of GAA and even with a dodgy knee is eager to start playing Junior Football soon.

Chambers Ireland proposals on procurement worthy of serious consideration – English

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has said that proposals from Chambers Ireland on how to improve our public procurement system are worthy of serious consideration.

We must heed warning of Competitiveness Council if we want to maintain reduction in Live Register figures – English

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, had today (Wednesday) welcomed the latest Live Register figures, but warned that we must heed this week’s warnings from the Competitiveness Council if we are to continue to reduce our unemployment rate.

English urges govt departments to increase social media engagement

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has today (Friday) urged all Government departments to engage more with the public through social media. Deputy English made his call after the response to a series of Parliamentary Questions he submitted revealed that just three out of sixteen government departments engage in real time reporting of public conversations on social media and blog sites.

English gets support of Finance Minister for informal working group to tackle black economy

Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has secured the support of the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, to set up an informal working group to tackle the black economy. Deputy English has suggested that the group could include representatives from the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Finance and members of the Oireachtas.

Speech by Damien English TD, Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis 2014

Ministers, colleagues, delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the 77th Fine Gael Ard Fheis. I am very pleased to welcome you to this important discussion on our plan for jobs and growth. Nothing is more important for our country at this time.