Seán Fleming

Seán Fleming (born 27 February 1958) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance since July 2020. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency since 2020, and previously from 1997 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2020 for the Laois constituency. He previously served as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2016 to 2020.[1]

Seán Fleming

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Minister of State at the Department of Finance
Assumed office
15 July 2020
TaoiseachMicheál Martin
Preceded byJack Chambers
Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
In office
4 April 2016 – 15 July 2020
Preceded byJohn McGuinness
Succeeded byBrian Stanley
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2020
In office
June 1997 – February 2016
ConstituencyLaois–Offaly
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
ConstituencyLaois
Personal details
Born (1958-02-01) 1 February 1958 (age 62)
Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Mary Fleming (m. 1992)
Children1
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Fleming is an accountant by profession. He was educated at University College Dublin. Fleming was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election and retained his seat at the 2002, 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2020 general elections.[2] He was formerly Financial Director of Fianna Fáil at national level.

He was elected at the 1999 local elections as a member of Laois County Council for the Borris-in-Ossory local electoral area.[2]

He served as Opposition Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform from 2011 to 2016. He was previously the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2016 to 2020.

On 15 July 2020, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Finance, with special responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seán Fleming". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Seán Fleming". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 June 2009.

External linksEdit

Oireachtas
Preceded by
Ger Connolly
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly
1997–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Chambers
Minister of State for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance
2020–present
Incumbent