Michael Creed

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Michael Creed
Michael Creed @ DOORSTEP - INFORMAL MEETING OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (Informal AGRIFISH) 2016-09-13 (29538589812).jpg
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Leo Varadkar
Preceded by Simon Coveney
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2007
In office
June 1989 – May 2002
Constituency Cork North–West
Personal details
Born Michael William Creed
(1963-06-29) 29 June 1963 (age 54)
Macroom, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Sinéad Creed (m. 1999)
Relations Donal Creed (Father)
Children 3
Education St. Colman's College, Fermoy
Alma mater
Website Official website

Michael William Creed (born 29 June 1963) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) since 2007 and previously between 1989 to 2002, currently for the Cork North–West constituency.[1]

He is the son of the former TD and Minister of State Donal Creed.[2]


Born in Macroom, Creed was educated at St. Colman's College, Fermoy, De La Salle College, Macroom, at University College Cork and the College of Commerce, Rathmines.[3] His qualifications are a Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma of Education and a Diploma in Legal Studies.[4]

He became a member of Cork County Council in 1987, until 2007. He was elected chairman from 2005 to 2006.[5] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1989 general election and retained his seat until losing it at the 2002 general election to his Fine Gael running mate Gerard Murphy.[6] He was chairman of the Dáil Small Business and Services Committee from 1995–97. He was party spokesperson on Education, Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (1994), Health (1989–93), Youth and Sport (1993–94). After regaining his Dáil seat at the 2007 general election at the expense of Gerard Murphy,[6] he was party spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2007–10).[7] At the 2011 general election he held his seat after topping the poll in the first preference vote.[6]

In June 2010, he supported Richard Bruton's leadership challenge to Enda Kenny. Following Kenny's victory in a motion of confidence, Creed was not re-appointed to the front bench.[8]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Creed". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Creed[permanent dead link]". RTÉ. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "About - Michael Creed TD". Michael Creed's website. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oireachtas Deputy Michael Creed". Irish Gov, 18 Sept. 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2016
  5. ^ "Michael Creed TD". finegael.ie. Retrieved 8 May 2016
  6. ^ a b c "Michael Creed". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "[Agriculture, Fisheries and Food]". Agriland Media Ltd.
  8. ^ O'Sullivan, David (6 May 2016). "Cork TD Michael Creed appointed 'Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine'". Retrieved 6 May 2016. 

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Preceded by
Donal Creed
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–West
Succeeded by
Gerard Murphy
(Fine Gael)
Preceded by
Gerard Murphy
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork North–West
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Coveney
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine