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.


Changes to brucellosis testing will deliver savings to farmers - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that major changes to brucellosis testing will deliver savings for farmers worth €6 million per anum.

Funding for islands’ community development offices secure - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the news that funding for community development offices on non-Gaeltacht islands is secure for the future.

Funding granted to finish West Cork Arts Centre - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has today (Thursday) welcomed the news that the West Cork Arts Centre is to receive a further €212,000 in funding to complete a fit-out of the building.

Fisheries sector to benefit from China trade mission - Harrington

Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.

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).