Fergus O’Dowd is a TD in the 32nd Dáil and is a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Housing, Planning, Community, and Local Government; Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands; and Housing and Homelessness. Fergus is formerly the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Govt, with responsibility for the NewEra Project.
He has held a number of senior positions on the Fine Gael Frontbench and is a former Senator and Mayor of Drogheda.
Fergus represents the constituency of Louth.
He was named Magill Magazine TD of the Year in 2006 for putting Irish Nursing Home Care in the spotlight long before it gained popular support. Fergus is married to Agnes and has three grown up children. He is the founding chairman of the Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda. He likes swimming and reading, in particular books about French History. His favourite author is Ernest Hemingway, and his favourite book is ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’. He has a keen interest in the Irish language, and regularly spends time in Gaeltacht regions, especially in West Kerry.
News & Statements
O’Dowd calls for universal electricity subsidy for COPD sufferers
Patients suffering from a chronic respiratory illness should receive a universal electricity subsidy, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Dart must be extended to Drogheda- O'Dowd
The Dart should be extended to Drogheda, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Amicable resolution of ticketing issue is good news for Irish sport - O’Dowd
The termination of the contract between the Olympic Council of Ireland and THG is a step in the right direction for Irish sport, according to Fergus O’Dowd, Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.