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ABOUT FIONA


Fiona O'Loughlin is a member of Seanad Eireann and formerly a member of Dail Eireann. She currently serves as Chair of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus and Deputy Leader of Fianna Fail in the Senate. She previously served as a Councillor, Mayor and was the first ever female elected TD  for her native Kildare.  

Serving on the Oireachtas Education and Disability matters committees, Fiona is also the head of the Irish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Fiona is a passionate advocate for equality and inclusion, and has always fought for equal rights. From marriage equality for the LGBTQI+ community, to supports for those living with disabilities, to championing womens issues- her career has been one of advocacy. She brings this experience, and her tenacious spirit to the Seanad in the hopes of affecting positive change at a national level


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Supporting farmers #kildare @brianrushe81

#Education #Budget23 Additional funding to resolve the school transport capacity - all students who had a ticket ( inc concessionary) last year now assured a ticket this year. Comprehensive energy supports for ALL schools. funding the Enhanced Summer Programme & wellbeing

Delighted to see #education featuring so prominently ✅reduction in pupil teacher ratio ✅free primary school books ✅extra funding for concessionary school transport ✅increased capital funding ✅extra 686 special Ed teachers/1194 SNAs. Well done Minister @NormaFoleyTD1 👏👏👏

A significant budget for those in higher education. €1,000 reduction in student fees, 33% reduction in cost of apprenticeships SUSI maintenance grants doubled in November as a once-off to support students and more! #Budget23 #HigherEd @fiannafailparty

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#breaking news: Delighted to confirm that the NTA are widening the age rules to allow 16,17 and 18 year olds and mature students in full time education apply for the the Student leap card so that they can get 50% discount #travel #students ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting ready for budget 2023! Hoping to see significant investment in education announced today. ... See MoreSee Less

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A wonderful morning in Kildare town yesterday where the statue of Squires Gannon, the Captain of the all-Ireland winning Kildare team in 1928 was unveiled. This of course was the very first year of the Sam Maguire.

Two relations of mine Paddy and Joe O`Loughlin were on the team (pictured here with my cousin Mary, daughter of Paddy) What an emotional day for Bernadette Prendergast, granddaughter of Squires, and family. Huge congratulations to the local Committee, Round towers and Kildare Co Council!
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