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.

Getting people back to work has saved the taxpayer €3bn - Harrington

“The recent recovery in the jobs market has saved the taxpayer approximately €3 billion,” says Fine Gael Cork South West TD, and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Social Protection Committee Noel Harrington.

Over €1.3m worth of illegal drugs seized in West Cork over past 5yrs – Harrington

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has said that the seizure of over €1.3 million worth of illegal drugs in West Cork over the past five years is an indication of the problem that exists. Deputy Harrington was commenting on details of illegal drugs seizure from the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald.

Interim report shows post offices must diversify - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the publication of the initial report of the Post Office Business Development Group and has called on interested groups to take part in the consultation process on the report.

Harrington welcomes €5 million investment in Cape Clear water supply scheme

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the news that Irish Water is to invest €5 million in the water supply scheme on Cape Clear. The announcement was made during a public meeting organised by Deputy Harrington today (Thursday).

Island farmers to benefit from special payments - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that a special payment is being introduced for island farmers.