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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces Seanad Spokespersons

26th January 2023 - Leo Varadkar, TD

An Taoiseach and Fine Gael President Leo Varadkar has today announced the Seanad Spokespersons for the party.

“I am very pleased to announce Fine Gael’s very strong team of Senators and their portfolios. Each Senator has proven their expertise over the past two and a half years – playing their part in protecting the squeezed middle, putting more money back in people’s pockets, building stronger safer communities across the country, delivering for rural Ireland, farmers and fishers and providing the best start possible for every child.

“These will continue to be demanding roles, but I know that Fine Gael’s Senators have already embraced this challenge. Congratulations to our Fine Gael Seanad Spokespersons on their appointments.”

Fine Gael Seanad Spokespersons

Deputy Leader & Transport

Regina Doherty

Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Garret Ahearn

Social Protection, Rural & Community Development & The Islands

Paddy Burke


Maria Byrne

Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media

Micheál Carrigy


Martin Conway

Housing, Local Government and Heritage

John Cummins

Special Education and Inclusion & Northern Ireland

Emer Currie

Education and Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Aisling Dolan

Children, Disability, Equality, Integration & Youth

Mary Seery-Kearney

Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform and the Gaeltacht

Sean Kyne

Agriculture, Food, Forestry & Marine

Tim Lombard

Environment, Climate and Communications

John McGahon

Deputy Government Whip and Foreign Affairs & Defence

Joe O’Reilly


Barry Ward

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