Brendan Griffin, TD
Brendan Griffin is the Fine Gael spokesperson for Social Protection. He served as Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, from June 2017 to June 2020.
He is a TD in the 33rd Dáil having been previously elected to the Dáil in 2016; he was first elected in February 2011 from the Kerry South constituency, topping the poll with 8,808 first preference votes.
He served as a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Transport, Tourism and Sport (Chair; and Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands. Brendan has previously served as a member of Kerry County Council since June 2009, when he was elected from the Dingle Electoral Area. He also contested the 2004 local election in the same area, after which he worked as Parliamentary Assistant to Jimmy Deenihan TD, until 2007, when he established his own business.
Brendan is a very hard-working TD, who believes in striking a healthy balance between his constituency and legislative duties. When in Kerry, Brendan makes a special effort to provide an efficient and accessible service to his constituents and works very hard to ensure that everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. In Leinster House, Brendan is a very active participant in Dáil and Committee work and is a frequent contributor at internal Fine Gael policy discussions.
He is married to Róisín and lives in the parish of Keel, on the foothills of the Sliabh Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula.
News & Statements
AIB shows despicable disregard for customers - Griffin
Fine Gael TD and Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin, has said AIB has shown despicable disregard for its customers by announcing it is withdrawing cash services from 70 branches nationwide.21st July 2022
Opposition are more interested in chaos and division rather than solutions - Griffin
Fine Gael and the Government are entirely focused on putting more money back in people’s pockets and reducing the cost of living as opposed to reducing the Dáil into a circus like Sinn Féin, the Fine Gael Dáil whip has said.8th July 2022
9% VAT rate much needed counter inflationary measure for tourism and hospitality - Griffin
The retention of the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality and tourism sector is a much-needed counter inflationary measure, a Fine Gael TD has said.10th May 2022
Green light for South Kerry Greenway to majorly boost tourism in the Kingdom - Griffin
The Supreme Court’s rejection of appeals against the South Kerry Greenway paves the way for its development which will form an integral part of the region’s tourism offering throughout the 21st century, a Fine Gael TD has said.8th February 2022
‘See Hello for Christmas’ initiative will bring loved ones together virtually after challenging year
Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin is offering a unique way to ensure his neighbours can connect with their loved ones over Christmas and is encouraging others to follow suit.20th December 2020
Inappropriate Sinn Féin TD’s comments on commemorations offensive & dishonourable – Griffin
Inappropriate attempts by a Sinn Féin TD to use Bloody Sunday to attack political opponents on social media are grossly offensive and dishonourable, a Fine Gael TD has said.22nd November 2020
A LIFT for transport in all communities – Griffin
An innovative transport scheme which could serve rural communities across the country is now on the road.14th February 2019
Healy Rae failed to support the 9% VAT rate from day one – Griffin
Michael Healy Rae failed to support the emergency 9% VAT rate from day one, Fine Gael Kerry Minister of State, Brendan Griffin has said.9th October 2018
Stunning beauty of Kerry showcased in last night’s Top Gear – Griffin
Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, said that the Irish episode of Top Gear showcased the stunning beauty of Kerry and was brilliant publicity for all that the county has to offer.27th June 2016