Noel Harrington TD

Noel was first elected to Cork County Council in 1999. He was chairperson of Cork County Council from 2008-2009 and contested the Seanad Election in 2007. He was also a previous Chairman of the South West Regional Authority.

Noel'’s home town is Castletownbere, Co. Cork. He is married to Catherine and they have three children, Cormac, Declan and Maria. He is very interested in sports, particularly in Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and golf. He still manages to line out for the Castletownbere Junior Football team and is fortunate to have played at right half-back on Beara’s Cork County Senior's Championship winning team in 1997. During the winter he can be found on the oche throwing darts for a local team. His favourite films are the Godfather trilogy. He also enjoys reading and has a keen interest in local history.

National Broadband Plan must prioritise rural areas - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Thursday) called for the National Broadband Plan to prioritise rural areas, as they cannot wait another six years. Deputy Harrington was speaking after a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, where members received a briefing from officials in the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and the Commission of the Communications Regulation (ComReg).

Home grown holidays a real boost to Irish tourism - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Thursday) welcomed CSO figures showing that the number of people holidaying at home in Ireland grew by 6.7% for the first half of 2014 compared to the corresponding timeframe last year.

New Credit Union to service the Beara Peninsula to open today - Harrington

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington today (Friday) welcomed the decision taken by the Board of Bantry Credit Union at their meeting last night, to provide Credit Union services for the people of the Beara Peninsula.

Harrington welcomes funding of €100k towards further development of Castletownbere Harbour

Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, today (Wednesday) welcomed the allocation of €100,000 in funding from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, for further development of Castletownbere Harbour. The funding will go towards the carrying out of an underwater survey on the sea bed, to assess whether the construction of an additional deep water quay at Castletownbere is possible.

€3 million for piers and harbours across the country – Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD , Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that almost €3 million is to be allocated for piers and harbours across the country. The money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism, and for the ongoing maintenance and development of piers and harbours.