Cllr. Fergal Browne was first elected to Carlow County Council in June 2009. He had previously been elected to both Carlow Town Council and Seanad Éireann. He was elected vice-chairman of the County Council for 2009/2010 and was Chairman of Carlow County Council for the year 2014/2015. Fergal was appointed a Peace Commissioner in 2012. He was Mayor of the Carlow Municipal District in 2020-2021.
Fergal is a serving member of the Kilkenny-Carlow Education Training Board, the Board of Carlow County Museum, Carlow Tourism, Vice-Chairman Centenaries committee, LTAAC as well as serving on the board of managements of Tyndall College and Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach.
Fergal is principal of St. Joseph’s NS, Carlow Town. This is an infant boys school with a mixed pre-school ASD unit attached. He has a Masters of Education through St. Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, Dublin. Fergal is married with two children.