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Working Hard for You & Your Family

In Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon.

 

About Frank

I have been involved in local and national  politics for over twenty years. I first served the people as a local County Councillor in Co. Roscommon until I was elected to Seanad Éireann in 2002. I served in the upper house, until I had the honour of being elected by the people of the Roscommon - South Leitrim Constituency as a member of Dáil Éireann on two occasions from 2007 until 2016. Subsequently, I appointed to the 25th Seanad by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and served here between 2016 and 2020. 

In February 2020, I was successful in my efforts to win a seat in the 2020 General Election in the Sligo - Leitrim Constituency and took a seat in the 33rd Dail. I was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy by An Taoiseach Michael Martin in July 2020.

I am proud to say that I have been successful at every election I have contested to date. Before I entered politics, I ran a family newsagent which had a huge and loyal network of friends and customers from North, Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo. Between the newsagent and other businesses, I employed more than 30 people.

In my work as a politician, I am delighted to say I have strong family and community support and my wife Elaine and I are blessed to have two beautiful young children, Francesca and MacDara.

Please get in contact with me if you or your family need any help or assistance!

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Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy

I was appointed as Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy at the Department of Health by An Taoiseach Michael Martin in July 2020. As Minister, I oversee the Healthy Ireland Programme, the Drugs Policy Unit and the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Unit of the Department.

Healthy Ireland

The Healthy Ireland Framework 2013-2025 supports Government’s response to Ireland's changing health and wellbeing profile. A healthy population is a major asset for society and improving the health and wellbeing of the nation is a priority for Government. Healthy Ireland is a collective response to the risks that threaten Ireland’s future health and wellbeing. This new Framework calls for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland over the coming generation.

The Framework draws on existing policies but also proposes new arrangements to ensure effective co-operation and collaboration to implement evidence based policies at Government, sectoral, community and local levels. It is about each individual sector helping to improve health and wellbeing for all. 


The Healthy Ireland Vision

A healthy Ireland where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility.

The four goals of Healthy Ireland are

  • Goal 1: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life

  • Goal 2: Reduce health inequalities

  • Goal 3: Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing

  • Goal 4: Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

The Framework also outlines clear routes and strategies to achieve these goals, in which all people and all parts of society can participate.

Learn more about the Healthy Ireland campaigns click HERE.

National Drug Strategy

The vision of the strategy aims to create: “A healthier and safer Ireland, where public health and safety is protected, and the harms caused to individuals, families and communities by substance misuse are reduced and every person affected by substance misuse is empowered to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.”


This vision recognises the importance of responding to the harms caused by substance misuse which impacts on individuals, families, communities and wider society, and helping those who develop drug or alcohol problems to address their personal health needs and improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Values The new strategy is guided and underpinned by the following values:


l Compassion A humane, compassionate approach focused on harm reduction which recognises that substance misuse is a health care issue.


l Respect Respect for the right of each individual to receive person-centred care based on his or her specific needs and to be involved in the development of their care plan.


l Equity A commitment to ensuring people have access to high quality services and support regardless of where they live or who they are.


l Inclusion Diversity is valued, the needs of particular groups are accommodated and wide-ranging participation is promoted.


l Partnership Support for maintaining a partnership approach between statutory, community and voluntary bodies and wider society to address drug and alcohol issues.


l Evidence-informed Support for the use of high quality evidence to inform effective policies and actions to address drug and alcohol problems. Taken together, these values underpin the goals, objectives and actions in this strategy and reinforce the Government’s commitment to adopt a health-led approach to substance misuse and to provide the supports that are necessary to help people recover their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Learn more about the NDS HERE.

For more information about drugs, addiction and the supports available click HERE.

 

Programme for Government

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Constituency Office Staff

Working with Frank to Help You in Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon

Blaine Gaffney

Parliamentary Assistant
blaine_gaffney@health.gov.ie

Imelda Henry

Secretarial Assistant
imelda.henry@oir.ie

Vicki Lavin

Secretarial Assistant
vicki.lavin@oir.ie

Enda McGloin

Parliamentary Assistant
enda.mcgloin@oir.ie

 

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Frank Feighan T.D. Constituency Office, Pearse Road, Sligo, Co. Sligo, F91AO32

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