My Background

Michael Moynihan TD, from the rural area of Kiskeam in North Cork, was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 1997 at 29 years of age. After completing secondary school, he spent ten years as a full time dairy farmer, during which he took measure of the impact of government policies in everyday life and honed his knowledge of the workings of bureaucracy.

During his first term in the Dáil, from 1997 to 2002, Michael served on various Oireachtas Committees;

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Heritage and the Irish Language
  • Justice, Equality and Women’s Rights
  • Abbeylara Sub Committee

Following his re-election in 2002, Michael served as

  • Vice Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food
  • Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Science

Michael was again re-elected to Dáil Eireann in 2007 and was appointed Chairman of the newly formed Joint Oireachtas Committee on Economic Regulatory Affairs in December of 2007. Under his leadership the Committee has investigated the following:

  • Impact of regulation on small & medium businesses, in order to cut unnecessary red tape
  • Impact of regulation on credit unions
  • Regulation of the selling of investments by financial institutions, with an eye to protecting pensioners and householders against unscrupulous practices
  • Reform of financial regulation: the role of regulation failure in the financial crisis and how to strengthen regulation to safeguard against future problems
  • Regulation in the financial services & banking sectors, design & compliance
  • Role of the Financial Services Ombudsman and how to strengthen the power of the office to protect/safeguard individuals
  • Compliance with financial regulation in the Irish banking sector

Since he was first elected in 1997, Michael has maintained a full time constituency office in Kanturk, open to the public 5 days a week. He also has a sub-office in Charleville and holds regular clinics in all other areas of the constituency. In his years representing Cork North West, Michael has delivered massive investment in schools, infrastructure, community amenities and sports facilities throughout his constituency.


Michael Moynihan TD
Constituency Office, Percival Street, Kanturk Co. Cork
Tel: 029 51299       Fax: 029 51300

Charleville Office, Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm, Tel: 063 21088

Dáil Eireann, Dublin, LoCall 1890 337889 Ext.3595
Fax: 01 6184612

Email: michael@michaelmoynihantd.ie