Frank Feighan

Frank Feighan (/ˈfən/; born 4 July 1962) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as a Senator since May 2016, after being nominated by the Taoiseach. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency from 2007 to 2016.[1]<[2]

Frank Feighan
Assumed office
11 May 2016
ConstituencyNominated by the Taoiseach
In office
12 September 2002  30 May 2007
ConstituencyAdministrative Panel
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007  February 2016
ConstituencyRoscommon–South Leitrim
Personal details
Born (1962-07-04) 4 July 1962
Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Elaine Mooney

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

He as a member of Roscommon County Council from 1999 to 2004.[3] Feighan was first elected to the Dáil 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.[4]

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.[5][6] He told the Dáil he was "sincerely sorry" for breaking a pre-election promise in relation to the issue.[7]

On 13 July 2015, he announced that he would not be contesting the 2016 general election.[8]

Shortly before the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union he expressed his wishes for the Republic of Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth.[9]

He is the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Mental Health and Older People.


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