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Hi, My name is Gab McFadden and I am a Fine Gael Senator based in Athlone.

I have a particular interest in mental health related issues and in campaigning against bullying, but would be delighted to help you in any way I can. I am Government Chief Whip of Seanad Éireann and also the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson for Defense.

My passion in life, ever before I was in politics, was Athlone and that has not changed. From pioneering ‘Destination Athlone’ to working for City status and campaigning for a Technological University, I want to be there, in whatever capacity I can, to fight for my home town – to fight for Athlone.

I am married to Brian McClean, a clinical psychologist and they have two children, Katie and Luke.  I was educated at St. Peter’s N.S, Summerhill Secondary School and Our Lady’s Bower. I worked as a bank official and managed a family business before becoming a full-time councillor.  I come from a political family with a long record of public service.

I have served on the boards of Longford/Westmeath ETB (VEC); Athlone Community Task Force; the Dean Crowe Theatre and Athlone IT.