Thursday 19 October 2017

Ó Fearghaíl impresses on day one - but he has his work cut out for him

Dáil ushers carry the ballot box containing votes for the new Ceann Comhairle past portraits of former taoisigh in Dáil Éireann. Photo: Maxwell's
Dáil ushers carry the ballot box containing votes for the new Ceann Comhairle past portraits of former taoisigh in Dáil Éireann. Photo: Maxwell's
John Downing

John Downing

Even in his native Kildare, where he has served in politics for over 30 years, Seán Ó Fearghaíl is not exactly a household name.

For the rest of the nation he is largely unknown. But this quietly spoken farmer- turned-politician is not to be underestimated.

The new Dáil chairman's political involvement runs in tandem with his life-long commitment to voluntary housing provision.

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