Frank Feighan

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Frank Feighan
Frank Feighan 2014.jpg
Feighan in 2014
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2007
Constituency Roscommon–South Leitrim
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1962-07-04) 4 July 1962 (age 53)
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]

On 13 July 2015, he announced that he would not be contesting the next general election.[7]


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