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