Frank Feighan

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Frank Feighan
TD
Frank Feighan 2014.jpg
Feighan in 2014
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2007
Constituency Roscommon–South Leitrim
Senator
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1962-07-04) 4 July 1962 (age 52)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael

Frank Feighan (born 4 July 1962) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency since 2007.[1] He was elected to the Dáil at the 2007 general election. He was a member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann, elected by the Administrative Panel from 2002 to 2007.[2]

Feighan is from Boyle, County Roscommon. He took part in the RTÉ charity show, You're a Star in 2006 to raise funds for a children's charity.

Political career[edit]

Feighan was first elected at the 2007 general election. He was the party deputy spokesperson on Transport and Education with special responsibility for Rural and School Transport from 2007 to 2010. In July 2010, he was appointed as party spokesperson on Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs.[3]

He was re-elected at the 2011 general election. In government he voted with Fine Gael on the Roscommon Hospital issue on 6 July 2011 when his constituency colleague Denis Naughten voted against them.[4][5] He told the Dáil he was "sincerely sorry" for breaking a pre-election promise in relation to the issue.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Frank Feighan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Frank Feighan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Naughten votes against Govt on hospital motion". RTÉ News. 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Naughten votes against Govt in Roscommon Hospital Dáil motion". Irish Examiner. 6 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Naughten defies FG over A&E closure". The Irish Times. 7 July 2011. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
John Ellis
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Roscommon–South Leitrim
2007–present
Incumbent