Willie Penrose TD
Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Rural & Community Affairs

Biography

Willie is currently a sitting TD for Longford / Westmeath .

Political Career

  • Re-elected to Dáil, Feb.2016
  • Appointed Minister of State for Housing & Planning - Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, March 2011
  • Chairperson of the Labour Parliamentary Party during the 28th and 29th Dáil
  • Chairperson of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social and Family Affairs 2002-2007
  • Member of Westmeath Childcare Committee
  • Labour Party Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food 1997-2002;
  • Labour Party Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development 1992-1997;
  • First Elected Dáil Éireann 1992;
  • Former Member Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Rural Development;
  • Member of Westmeath County Council from 1984 until the ending of the dual mandate in 2003
  • Former Member of Westmeath Planning and Environmental Committee
  • Former Member An Coiste Gaeilge, Westmeath County Council;
  • Former Chairperson, Labour Party Agricultural Policy and Rural Development Committee

Occupation

  • Full-time Public Representative;
  • Barrister at Law.

Memberships

  • Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, June 2016 - present

Other Interests

  • Member, Ballynacargy G.A.A.
  • Club Member, Cullion Hurling Club
  • Member, Royal Canal Amenity Group
  • Chairperson, Ballynacargy Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

Family Background

  • Married to Anne Fitzsimons, three daughters

Birth Details

  • Born in Mullingar, August 1956

Education

  • St. Mary's C.B.S. Mullingar;
  • Multyfarnham Agricultural College;
  • University College Dublin;
  • Kings Inns.

Willie Penrose TDSpokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Rural & Community Affairs


Constituency:
Ireland - Midlands North West : Longford / Westmeath
Work Address:
Convent Lane, Bishop Gate Street
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Home Address:
Ballintue
Ballynacargy
Co. Westmeath
Email:

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