Dublin Chamber is delighted to welcome the Leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin TD as the first speaker in our Political Leaders 2020 series. As the business community prepares for a General Election, this series of breakfast briefings offers members of the Chamber an opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of Ireland’s main political parties.
Micheál Martin will share his vision for Dublin and for the Irish economy with Chamber members. There will also be an opportunity to ask him directly about the issues facing you and your business. Early booking is advised as spaces are limited.
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******* PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO DEMAND WE HAVE MOVED VENUE, THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE CONRAD HOTEL*******
Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin was born in Turners Cross, Cork, the son of Paddy Martin, formerly of CIE and ex-Irish International boxer, and Lana Corbett. He was educated locally, at Scoil Chríost Rí and Coláiste Chríost Rí, and remains a frequent visitor to both schools.
He later attended University College Cork where he qualified with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Micheál subsequently completed his Master of Arts thesis in Political History, before deciding to embark on a career as a secondary school teacher in St. Kierans College, Camden Quay, Cork. It was at UCC that a keen interest in politics was developed and Micheál has been a member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive since 1988. Terms were also served as Chairman of Ógra Fianna Fáil and as a member of the Commission on the Aims and Structures of Fianna Fáil. First elected to Cork Corporation in 1985, Micheál was Lord Mayor in 1992-93. Since entering national politics in 1989 the Cork South Central TD has served on the Fianna Fáil front bench and in four cabinet posts: Minister for Foreign Affairs (2008-2011), Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (2004-2008), Minister for Health (2000-04) and Minister for Education (1997-2000).