Senator and Sinn Féin spokesperson for
youth affairs, LGBT rights and the arts.

My name is Fintan. I’m a Senator and Sinn Féin activist.

On April 25th 2016 – the centenary of the Easter Rising, I was elected as the first Senator of the 25th Seanad Éireann. Having received a nomination from the National Youth Council of Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland, I was elected on the first count of the Cultural and Educational panel.


I am the youngest member of the Oireachtas, a former Mayor of South Dublin, and a Sinn Féin spokesperson for youth affairs, LGBT rights and the arts.





Photograph: Guy Boggan for The University Times.

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My Legislation

In Preparation

Conversion Therapies Bill

A ban on conversion therapies against variations of sexual orientation or gender identity.

First Stage

Arts (Dignity at Work) Bill

Ensure that arts funding is contingent on compliance with employment law.

Committee Stage

Electoral (Voting at 16) Bill

Legislation to lower the voting age to 16 for local and European elections.

Second Stage: Passed

Gender Recognition (Amd) Bill

Amending the Gender Recognition Act to recognise transgender young people.

First Stage

Voting Rights for Residents Bill

Legislation allowing residents of 5 years a vote in Dáil and European Parliament elections.

First Stage

1926 Census Release Bill

A bill to provide for the early release of the first census of the free state in 1926.

  • 6
    people register homeless daily
  • 14%
    youth unemployment rate
  • 1 in 6
    young people have left Ireland
  • 20.7%
    workers classed as low paid