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PEADAR TóIBíN ( ; born 19 June 1974) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath West constituency since the 2011 general election . He was appointed Chair of the Committee on Rural Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht in April 2016.

At the 2004 local elections he stood unsuccessfully for Navan
Navan
Town Council, and for the Navan
Navan
electoral area of Meath County Council
Meath County Council
. He was co-opted onto Navan
Navan
Town Council in November 2007, and held that seat at the 2009 local elections , when he was again unsuccessful in the County Council election.

He is a business consultant and Chairperson of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign. He has a degree in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin
University College Dublin
(UCD) and was an active member of the Kevin Barry Cumann during his time there.

Tóibín was suspended from the Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
parliamentary party for six months when he defied the party whip by voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 .

REFERENCES

* ^ "Mr. Peadar Tóibín". Oireachtas
Oireachtas
Members Database. Retrieved 17 October 2011. * ^ A B C "Peadar Tóibín". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011. * ^ "Peadar Toibín suspended from Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
for six months". TheJournal.ie . 12 July 2013.

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