Patrick Deering (born 2 February 1967) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 2011 until 2020. He served as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine from April 2016 and Deputy Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party from June 2016.[1][2][2]

Pat Deering
Pat Deering 2017.jpg
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Assumed office
4 April 2016
Preceded byAndrew Doyle
Deputy Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party
In office
8 June 2016 – February 2020
LeaderEnda Kenny
Leo Varadkar
ChairMartin Heydon
Preceded byCatherine Byrne
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2020
ConstituencyCarlow–Kilkenny
Personal details
Born
Patrick Deering

(1967-02-02) 2 February 1967 (age 53)
Rathvilly, County Carlow, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Paula Deering (m. 2003)
Children2
Alma materAthlone Institute of Technology
Websitepatdeering.ie

Before he ran for election to Dáil Éireann, Deering served for a number of years as chairman of the Carlow GAA County Board. He was a member of Carlow County Council for the Tullow local electoral area from 2009 to 2011.

Deering was elected Vice Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party on 8 June 2016, supporting Kildare South TD Martin Heydon in his role as Chair.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pat Deering". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Pat Deering". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Heydon honoured to be elected Chair of Fine Gael Parliamentary Party". Fine Gael Parliamentary Party. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
M. J. Nolan
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny
2011–2020
Succeeded by
Malcolm Noonan
(Green Party)