Joe O'Reilly TD

Joe was first elected to Cavan County Council in 1985. He became a member of Cavan V.E.C. that year also. I was previously a member of Seanad Eireann from 1989-1992 and was a member of the Seanad for my second term from 2007 to 2011. During that time I was spokesperson on Energy, Communications and Natural Resources.  I was Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council from 2004-2005. I was elected TD for the Cavan and Monaghan area in the 2011 General Election, something of which I am enourmously proud of.  Recently I have been appointed Vice-Chairman of The Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembley and the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Joe started his career as a primary school teacher and his favourite class to teach was 5th class. He founded the Bailieborough Mental Health Association and is the current chairman. Joe enjoys doing stand up comedy and commentated on the 2010 St. Patrick's Day parade in Bailieborough. His favourite film is Slumdog Millionaire.

 


Cavan to be considered as prime location for housing development – O’Reilly

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly believes Cavan should be considered as a potential location for housing development and has been made representations to the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Housing, Paudie Coffey TD on the issue.

O’Reilly pushes for second free pre-school year

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, is working with the Department of Education towards the introduction of an additional, free pre-school year.

Renewed focus on road safety needed ahead of increase in penalty points – O’Reilly

Penalty points to increase and new Novice category driver to be introduced from 1st August

Counselling services available to those affected by Mother and Baby Homes

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan TD, that wide ranging counselling services have been made available for those affected by the Mother and Baby Homes issue.

Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill

It is good that we are at this point and these measures should be supported. I welcome that there is support on all sides of the House for this worthy amendment to the Constitution, one that is pertinent and necessary. That should be acknowledged.