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
Council, and for the
Navan electoral area of
Meath County Council
Meath County Council .
He was co-opted onto
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 parliamentary party for
six months when he defied the party whip by voting against the
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 .
* ^ "Mr. Peadar Tóibín".
Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved
17 October 2011.
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* ^ "Peadar Toibín suspended from
Sinn Féin for six months".
TheJournal.ie . 12 July 2013.