David Stanton, TD
David Stanton TD served as the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, until June 2020. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1997 and has been re-elected at every election since. He also served as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.
He was appointed Fine Gael Spokesperson on Defence in July 2010 and Assistant Whip (Dáil Reform) with Special Responsibility for Disability Issues from October 2007-July 2010. He was also the Fine Gael Front Bench Spokesperson on Social & Family Affairs & Equality from October 2004-September 2007. David was formerly deputy spokesperson in Education and Science with special responsibility for the Information Society in June 2002. Prior to this he acted as deputy spokesperson on finance, public enterprise, agriculture and food and was the party’s spokesperson on labour affairs, consumer rights and trade (1997-2000).
David is a former Commissioned Officer in the Reserve Defence Forces. He holds a degree in Sociology & Mathematical Science and has an Honours Masters degree in Education.
David is married to Mary and they have four sons. In his spare time David enjoys hillwalking, gardening and reading, in particular historical biographies. He is currently reading “The Better Angels of our Nature” by Stephen Pinker.
News & Statements
Broadband outages should be treated with the same urgency as electricity outages – Stanton
Broadband outages should be restored with the same urgency as electricity outages and all broadband service providers should provide latest performance and accessibility updates to service users in real time, a Fine Gael TD has said.16th March 2023
Department of Housing will support appointment of additional full-time Vacant Homes Officers in Cork – Stanton
The appointment of more full-time vacant homes officer positions in Cork County Council will further encourage the refurbishment of vacant and derelict properties in towns and villages across County Cork, a Fine Gael TD said.27th January 2023
Deputy David Stanton pays tribute to Councillor Noel Collins
The passing of Cork County Councillor Noel Collins after more than half a century of service is the end of an era in Midleton and the wider East Cork area, according to Cork East Fine Gael TD Deputy David Stanton.14th June 2022
Schools to be used in evenings for community groups - Stanton
A review of guidelines which would enable school buildings be used outside of normal hours will be positive for community groups and youth organisations, according to Fine Gael TD David Stanton.9th May 2022
Farmers should be paid to provide renewable energy to the national grid – Stanton
Farmers should be paid to provide renewable energy to the national grid, a Fine Gael TD has said.4th April 2022
Community Sponsorship Scheme must be ramped up to support those fleeing Ukraine – Stanton
The Community Sponsorship Scheme should be ramped up and given more resources due to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, according to Fine Gael TD David Stanton.3rd March 2022
Communities can benefit from the use of school buildings after hours
Fine Gael is proposing the use of school buildings and associated facilities outside of normal school hours for the benefit of local community groups and youth organisations.23rd February 2022
Proposals for Cork to host the America’s Cup yacht race would have huge economic benefits – Stanton
Proposals for Cork to host the 2024 America’s Cup yacht race would have huge economic benefits for the country as well as a transformative effect on both the harbour and wider area, a Fine Gael TD has said.17th September 2021
Stanton calls for new marina to boost East Cork tourism
A feasibility study to assess possible options for the installation of a marina in Youghal Harbour in east Cork should be carried out, a Fine Gael TD has said.30th June 2021
Record number of applications requires increase in Sports Capital Programme funding - Stanton
A Fine Gael TD has called for an increase in the €40 million funding allocated to the current round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP), in recognition of the record number of applications submitted in 2020 seeking total funding of over €200 million.22nd June 2021