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Pat Deering

Pat Deering

Pat Deering 2017.jpg
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Assumed office
4 April 2016
Preceded byAndrew Doyle
Deputy Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party
Assumed office
8 June 2016
LeaderEnda Kenny
Leo Varadkar
ChairMartin Heydon
Preceded byCatherine Byrne
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
ConstituencyCarlow–Kilkenny
Personal details
Born
Patrick John Deering

(1967-02-02) 2 February 1967 (age 51)
Rathvilly, County Carlow, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Paula Deering (m. 2003)
Children2
Alma materAthlone Institute of Technology
Websitewww.patdeering.ie

Patrick John Deering (born 2 February 1967) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency since the 2011 general election. He has served as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine since April 2016 and Deputy Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party since June 2016.[1][2][2]

Before he ran for election to Dáil Éireann he served for a number of years as chairman of the Carlow GAA County Board. He was a member of Carlow County Council for the Tullow electoral area from 2009 to 2011.

Deering was elected Vice Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party on 8 June 2016, supporting Kildare South TD Martin Heydon in his role as Chair.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Mr. Pat Deering". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Pat Deering". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Heydon honoured to be elected Chair of Fine Gael Parliamentary Party". Fine Gael Parliamentary Party. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
M. J. Nolan
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny
2011–present
Incumbent