About Feargal Quinn
Feargal Quinn is an independent member of Seanad Éireann.
On his website he describes himself as follows: “I’m a Dubliner, born in 1936. I went to Newbridge College; I then did a commerce degree in UCD. My wife Denise and I live in
My first business experience was in my father’s holiday-camp at Red Island in Skerries, Co Dublin. in 1960 I started a small shop in Dundalk with just eight colleagues
Our first Dublin shop at Finglas came in 1965, and for the next 20
Our focus on customer service brought playhouses for customers’ children,
I ran for the Seanad first in 1973 and I believe passionately in the Seanad’s role, and give a lot of time to my duties there. I was re-elected in 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2011.
In 1979 the Government asked me to be chairman of what later became An Post, and I spent 10 years helping to modernize that service and launch the National Lottery.
Another exciting public service involvement was chairing the steering committee for the new Leaving Certificate Applied – it was a privilege to take part in that revolution in Irish education.
In 2006 I was appointed an Adjunct Professor in Marketing at NUI Galway.
Senator Quinn is a