Seán Sherlock TD
Spokesperson on Social Protection, Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Community and Rural Development
Cork East


Seán is currently a sitting TD for Cork East .

Political Career

  • Member of the Joint Committee on Climate Action
  • Appointed Spokesperson on Justice & Children & Youth Affairs
  • Appointed Spokesperson on Public Expenditure & Reform
  • Appointed Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Change & Natural Resources
  • Elected to the 32nd Dáil, Feb.2016
  • Appointed Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation, July 2014
  • Irish Government negotiator on the Stormont House Agreement 2014
  • Appointed Minister of State, Research & Innovation - Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills , March 2011
  • Negotiated multi-billion euro research and development European framework programme, Horizon 2020 as part of EU Presidency
  • Topped the poll and was elected in the 1st count, General Election 2011
  • Elected to the Dail, May 2007
  • First Co-opted to Mallow Town Council and Cork County Council in September 2003.
  • Elected to MTC and CCC June 2004.
  • 2004 Mayor of Mallow Town Council.


  • Full Time Public Representative


  • Chairperson of the Committee on Public Sector Oversight and Petitions, June 2016-present
  • Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, June 2016-present

Other Interests

  • Member of Blackwater Kayaking Club, Mallow Rugby Club, County Cork VEC and Mountaineering Club of Ireland;
  • Former Assistant to Proinsias De Rossa MEP

Family Background

  • Married

Birth Details

  • 6/12/1972


  • Patrician Academy Mallow
  • College of Commerce, Cork
  • UCG, BA Economic and Politics

Seán Sherlock TDSpokesperson on Social Protection, Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Community and Rural Development

Ireland - South : Cork East
Work Address:
Liberty Hall (SIPTU)
19 Fair Street

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