Tim Lombard is a member of the 25th Seanad; he is married to Catherine and has two daughters and two young twin boys. He is actively involved in his local community, in particular sports, his local GAA club, debating, and previously Macra na Feirme. Tim has a long tradition in politics; throughout his career he has actively worked to improve the wellbeing of his constituents. He has been very vocal about issues regarding health, agriculture, and communications.
Tim was co-opted to Cork County Council in 2003 replacing Simon Coveney T.D. and subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2014. He is acknowledged as a forward-thinking politician who made history in 2011 when he was unanimously elected as Cork County’s youngest ever Mayor. In his thirteen years serving on Cork County Council Tim has gained invaluable experience while serving on numerous committees and accredits his continued success at the ballot box to his approach to the job; Tim prefers to meet people at a time and place that suits them as he believes this makes him more accessible to people in his constituency.
Tim was elected as a Senator in the 25th Seanad election and is based in Cork South West. His election on the Agricultural panel and subsequent appointment to the Oireachtas joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine is suitable given his background and continued work as a farmer.
Tim is also the Government spokesperson in the Seanad on Communications, Climate Action and Environment and will lead the debates in the Seanad on issues such as broadband, mobile networks and energy policies.