2 July 1960 |
|Political party||Fine Gael|
|Children||3 sons, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Rockwell Agricultural College|
Andrew Doyle (born 2 July 1960) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and a Teachta Dála (TD) in Dáil Éireann representing the Wicklow constituency. He is the Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Early life and education
Doyle graduated from Rockwell Agricultural College in County Tipperary in 1978, and as a young farmer in 1981, he won the Stephen Cullinane Scholarship to New Zealand, where he played rugby in Canterbury.
He has been a member of Fine Gael since 1983, and first sought election to Wicklow County Council in the East Wicklow electoral area, where he served from 1999 to 2007, and was Chairman of the Council from 2005 to 2006.
He was elected to Oireachtas as a member of the 30th Dáil on his first attempt at the 2007 general election, and was re-elected to the 31st Dáil at the 2011 general election, topping the poll in the constituency.
Before becoming Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, he was party spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from July 2010 to March 2011, having previously served as deputy spokesperson on Agriculture with special responsibility for Food and Horticulture from 2007 to 2010.
- "Mr. Andrew Doyle". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
- "Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine - Membership". Oireachtas. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Andrew Doyle TD". Fine Gael. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Andrew Doyle". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
- "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
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