Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD was elected to Dáil Éireann in the last General Election. He is the youngest member of the current Dáil.

 

Simon’s involvement in politics began after he established an Autism support and lobby group in County Wicklow to seek to give a voice to people living with Autism and their families and to articulate their concerns and needs. He works tirelessly as a disability advocate and through his work in the disability area he has first-hand meaningful understanding of issues affecting people with disabilities.

 

In the Dáil, Simon serves in the following roles:

•     Public Accounts Committee Member

•     Member of the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform

•      Convenor of the Cross-Party Group on Mental Health

•      Co-Chair of the Fine Gael Working Group on Autism

•      Secretary of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party

 He has previously served the community as:

•       Member of Wicklow County Council

•       Member of Greystones Town Council

•       Chairperson of the County Wicklow Policing Committee

•       Chairperson of the Dublin-Mid Leinster Regional Health Forum

•        Board Member of Wicklow Tourism

•        Member of Wicklow Vocational Educational Committee

The Sunday Business Post has described Simon as “epitomising the fresh flush of youth that has been infused into the Irish political system” and Irish Tatler Magazine named him as one of Ireland’s “12 up and coming power players” and as a part of “ a generation of politicians that has the potential to change the future of Ireland.”

Passionate about Wicklow and Ireland, Simon brings to the Dáil and to his constituents; energy, youth, new ideas and a voice in Government for County Wicklow.

Some other facts on Simon: Simon's work as a disability advocate extended to him being appointed to a Committee of the National Disability Authority to assist with the organising of the European Year for People with Disabilities.


FG launches its digital media campaign for Local and European Elections

Fine Gael’s digital media campaign for the Local and European Elections is today (Thursday) being launched by the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and Fine Gael Wicklow TD and European Election Candidate for Ireland South, Simon Harris.

Harris thanks his ‘shadow’ Conor for all his help on Job Shadow Day

Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD Simon Harris has extended his thanks to Conor Coffey for all his assistance throughout today in the Dáil while ‘shadowing’ the Fine Gael TD.

Rehab review welcome, but outstanding questions remain for the board - Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) said that the appointment by Rehab of the independent management consultant, Dr Eddie Molloy, to conduct a review of the organisation is a welcome development for the group which should help to address concerns about its corporate governance.

Kerins resignation doesn’t make Rehab questions disappear – Harris

Fine Gael Wicklow/East Carlow TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris TD, has today (Wednesday) said that Angela Kerins’ resignation from her role as CEO of Rehab leaves many questions unanswered.

Resignation is welcome, but not enough for St Vincent’s – Harris

Fine Gael European Election Candidate for Ireland South and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Simon Harris TD, has today (Thursday) said that while the resignation of Nicolas Jermyn from St Vincent’s Public Hospital is welcome, there are still a number of outstanding issues for the hospital to address.