John Paul Phelan, TD
John Paul Phelan served as Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Local Government and Electoral Reform from June 2017 to June 2020.
He is a TD in the 33rd Dáil and was a member of many Oireachtas Committees, including: Budgetary Oversight (Chair); Petitions; and Budgetary Scrutiny (Chair).
John Paul entered local politics in 1999 and served two terms in the Seanad before being elected a TD in 2011 as the leading Fine Gael vote getter in Carlow-Kilkenny
The business graduate is a barrister and was honored to have served as a member of the banking inquiry.
Deputy Phelan lives in Ferrybank in South Kilkenny and comes from a farming background. He has worked tirelessly in Dáil Éireann and in the community to support rural enterprise and fight for jobs for Kilkenny and the wider South-East region. He is acutely aware of the key role the industry plays in the local and national economy.
News & Statements
Sinn Féin pursuing fantasy economics in response to mortgage interest rates – Phelan
High Tax, Anti Jobs party who would wreck our economy3rd November 2022
Condolences on the death of Kieran Crotty – John Paul Phelan TD
Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan has expressed his condolences on the death of Kieran Crotty, former Fine Gael TD for Carlow/ Kilkenny.22nd July 2022
Rural commuters deserve fair treatment - Phelan
Rural commuters deserve fair treatment when it comes to accessing discounted transport, a Fine Gael TD has said.17th June 2022
1922 General Election was a resounding endorsement of the Anglo-Irish Treaty – Phelan
The 1922 General Election was a resounding endorsement of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, a Fine Gael TD has said.14th June 2022
Significant tax breaks required in upcoming Budget – Phelan
The rate at which people enter the top tax bracket must be changed significantly to offer greater relief to all as the cost of living continues to pinch, a Fine Gael TD has said.4th June 2022
Green Party have questions to answer requesting withdrawal of financing of young farmers – Phelan
The Green Party must answer questions regarding its views on agricultural investment in light of MEP Ciarán Cuffe’s letter to banks requesting them to withdraw financing from young farmers, a Fine Gael TD has said.6th December 2021
Climate Bill must ensure the continued viability of sustainable Irish farming - Phelan
The Climate Bill must not undermine the continued viability of sustainable Irish farming, a Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan has said.29th May 2021
Massive boost for Kilkenny and Carlow with €28 million from the Urban Regeneration Fund
Carlow and Kilkenny have received a massive boost with almost €28m for transport, access and public improvement projects to regenerate and revitalise urban communities across the counties.12th March 2021
SIPO need to examine use of Sinn Féin funds – Phelan
A Fine Gael TD is requesting the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) examines Sinn Féin’s financial operations as it emerged the party coffers are being used on either side of the border to take out online advertisements on social media giant, Facebook.23rd November 2020