John Paul Phelan TD

John Paul Phelan, TD

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Local Government and Electoral Reform, Carlow-Kilkenny

John Paul Phelan is Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with special responsibility for Local Government and Electoral Reform. He is a TD in the 32nd Dáil and is a member of a number of 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 FG vote-getter in Carlow/Kilkenny.

The 38 year-old was Director of Elections for Ireland South for Fine Gael in the 2014 European Elections, where the party won two seats. The business graduate recently qualified as a barrister and is honoured to have served as a member of the banking inquiry.

Deputy Phelan lives in Ferrybank in South Kilkenny and has worked tirelessly in Dáil Eireann and in the community to support rural enterprise, to fight for jobs for Kilkenny and the wider South East region.

Deputy Phelan comes from a farming background and is therefore acutely aware of the key role the industry plays in the local and national economy.

The outspoken TD has lost many close friends to emigration, and continues to work towards providing jobs and a future for returning emigrants who long to come home and raise a family in Ireland.

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Phelan encourages farmers to attend Kilkenny CAP information meeting

Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, John Paul Phelan, has encouraged local farmers to attend a meeting on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) taking place in Kilkenny on Friday, 13th March 2015. The meeting forms part of a series of 14 regional information meetings in relation to CAP implementation.

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Contact Details

Address:
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Phone: 016184202
Email: johnpaul.phelan@oir.ie

Constituency

Carlow-Kilkenny
Address:
25 Market Street
Thomastown
Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 0567793210
Fax: 0567793211
Web: http://www.johnpaulphelan.ie/