Andrew Doyle
General Election candidate for Fine Gael in Wicklow
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About Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle is a General Election candidate for Fine Gael in Wicklow. He’s currently the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, with responsibility for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.

Andrew has spent over 20 years as a public representative, serving at every level from constituency chair to County Councillor (1999 – 2007), Chair of Wicklow County Council (2005 – 2006), as a TD and as Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Agriculture. He was first elected a TD for Wicklow in 2007, and topped the poll in 2011 in Wicklow, before being re-elected for a third term in 2016. He has served on two Oireachtas Committees. He was also member of the East Coast Area Health Board from 1999-2004, and Chair of the Board from 2002 – 2003.

His long political career gives him extensive experience and knowledge at a local, national and European level – across a variety of key topics such as agriculture, food, fisheries, marine, tourism and business.

Among Andrew’s key achievements for Wicklow.

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Experience Matters.​

N11 Upgrade

The 14km stretch from Ballinabarney to Scratnagh is one of the most dangerous stretches of roads in the country and Andrew worked diligently to secure funding for upgrading. Work commenced in 2013 and the road opened 2015.

Clermont Campus

As Chair of Wicklow County Council, Andrew was centrally involved in the purchase of Clermont, a third level campus located in the heart of the county, co located with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and poised to become a major creative hub to provide training, mentoring and employment in the film industry and ancillary enterprises.

Bray Flood Relief and Kilmacurragh

Andrew successfully secured funding for both Bray Flood Relief and for the upgrading of facilities at Kilmacurragh at a time when resources were extremely scarce.

Avondale

As Minister with responsibility for the forestry sector, Andrew engaged with Coillte to develop a strategic plan for Avondale, to develop its potential as a tourist and educational centre. This has helped to highlight Wicklow's importance as the cradle of democracy, as well as the role of forestry in our history

Tourism and Town Renewal Schemes

Andrew has continually supported the development of numerous tourism and business projects across the county including greenways, neighbour wood schemes, outdoor recreation projects and Town and Village Renewal Schemes.

Business

Andrew has worked with a wide range of companies and entrepreneurs to assist them in their efforts to establish new and innovative enterprises across the county. This includes enterprises involved in brewing and distilling, adventure activities, high tech and manufacturing.

The Garden County

Andrew has consistently worked to promote Wicklow in every way possible to highlight the benefits of living in, working in or visiting the beautiful Garden County.

"I'm extremely proud of my heritage, my community and the good friends and neighbours who surround me. I am committed to playing my part to ensure that many more generations will have the same opportunity I've been privileged to have. Supporting communities will always be a key priority for me."

As Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, with responsibility for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew implemented the National Forestry programme, launched the strategy for the development of the Irish organic food sector, set up the horticulture industry forum and increased funding to both the horticulture and organics sector. He has also represented and defended Ireland’s interests at Council of Ministers meetings which deals with Agriculture and Fisheries matters.


Andrew has supported Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in securing an initial €78 million Brexit support package for farmers, fishermen, food and SMEs in the face of additional costs and threat to incomes. He has also led trade missions to China, South Korea and Vietnam to promote Ireland, Irish businesses and tourism. This included promoting and developing opportunities for Irish companies at the world’s largest organic food fair.

During his chairmanship of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture (2011-2016), this Committee produced numerous reports including their publication of the ‘Report on Land use: Maximising Its potential’.

He has introduced legislation entitled ‘Food (Fair Trade and Information) Bill 2009’ and delivered Ireland’s National Strategy to the UN Forum for sustainable Development Goals and co-chaired the UN FAO conference focusing on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

Andrew has supported Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in securing an initial €78 million Brexit support package for farmers, fishermen, food and SMEs in the face of additional costs and threat to incomes. He has also led trade missions to China, South Korea and Vietnam to promote Ireland, Irish businesses and tourism. This included promoting and developing opportunities for Irish companies at the world’s largest organic food fair.

Andrew is married to Ann and they have four adult children. They live on the family homestead in Wicklow, where his family has lived since the 1840’s. As a fifth-generation farmer, he and his family are deeply rooted in the local community. He has been an active member of the local sports clubs and local organisations, serving in the past as secretary to both his local GAA club and IFA branch, as well as playing for and captaining his local rugby club.

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