About

Background

  • Born and raised on family farm, Ballybit, Rathvilly, Co Carlow
  • Only son of former Cllr Micheál Deering and his wife Elizabeth. Three sisters.
  • Married to Paula.
  • Father to Róisin and Micheál Junior

Education

  • National School education; Rathvilly NS, 1971 – 1979
  • Secondary Education: Patrician Brothers, Ballyfin, 1979 – 1982; Tullow Community School, 1982-84
  • Kildalton Agricultural College 1984-85

Involvement in Local Organisations/Clubs

  • County Carlow GAA
  • Chairman County Board, 2005 to 2010
  • Vice Chair, 2000 to 2005
  • Fixtures Chairman
  • Youth Officer, 1999-2000
  • Club Carlow – instrumental in re-establishment of Supporters Club for Carlow GAA
  • Rathvilly GAA
  • Chair, Rathvilly Club 1997-1999
  • Manager all Rathvilly teams including senior, minor, U21
  • Club Secretary 1987 to 1990
  • Member Irish Farmers Association (IFA) 1999 to date

Political Background

  • Member of Carlow County Council 2009 to 2011
  • Member of Fine Gael party since 1983
  • Chairman Carlow County Development Board 2009 to 2011
  • Chairman Transport & Infrastructure Strategic Policy Committee 2009 to 2011
  • TD for Carlow-Kilkenny 2011 to date