Paudie Coffey is a Senator in the 25th Seanad having been nominated by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. in May 2016. Paudie is a member of the Oireachtas Committee onHousing, Planning, Community, and Local Government. He is the former Minister of State at the Department of the Environment with Special Responsibility for Housing, Planning and Coordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy. He was a member of Dáil Eireann in 2011 and was previously a member of Seanad Eireann from 2007.
Prior to this, Paudie also served on Waterford County Council upon his election in 1999. During his time on the council Paudie served as Deputy Mayor of the council and as Chairman of the South East Regional Authority.
Paudie served in Seanad Eireann from 2007-2011 where he was Fine Gael Spokesperson on the Environment, Community and Local Government, a Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment & Local Government and a Member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Energy Security & Climate Change.
In addition, Paudie was chairperson of the Fine Gael Internal Committee on Environment, Community and Local Government and Vice-Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications.
Paudie’s interests include hurling, cycling, IT technology, reading, politics, and community development. Professionally, he holds a diploma in Facilities Management.
Paudie is former County Minor and U21 Hurler for Waterford. He is also a former secretary of Portlaw GAA Club and an U21 County Team Selector/Trainer.
News & Statements
Statement from Senator Paudie Coffey
Senator Paudie Coffey has notified the Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Party’s General Secretary, Tom Curran, that he will not be contesting the next General Election whenever it may be held.
Funding granted for new extension for St John’s Special School – Coffey
Funding has been granted for a new extension for St John’s Special School in Dungarvan, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
A directly elected mayor for Waterford would be a real opportunity to drive change - Coffey
Waterford city and county has a real opportunity tomorrow to choose a system where a directly elected mayor can champion development of the whole region, a Fine Gael Senator has said.