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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TDCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin represents the border counties of Cavan and Monaghan. He is the party's spokesperson in the Dáil on the Peace Process and the Six Counties and Health & Children.

He was first elected to the Dáil in June 1997 when he topped the poll, as he did again in 2002 when he was joined by four new republican TDs. Caoimhghín was re-elected in May 2007 when he recorded the highest vote yet achieved by Sinn Féin in Cavan/Monaghan.

Caoimhghín has been a full-time Sinn Féin elected representative since he was first elected to Monaghan County Council in 1985. Previous to that he was Director of Elections in the H-Block campaign of 1981 when Kieran Doherty was elected TD for Cavan/Monaghan. Kieran Doherty later died on hunger-strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. Caoimhghín was General Manager of the republican newspaper An Phoblacht/Republican News from 1982 to 1985.

A long-standing member of the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle (National Executive), Caoimhghín has played a central role in the development of the Sinn Féin peace strategy and in the progress of the peace process. He represented Sinn Féin at the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation in Dublin and was a member of the Sinn Féin Negotiating Committee during the protracted talks which led eventually to the Good Friday Agreement.

Caoimhghín has been centrally involved in the successful development of Sinn Féin in the 26 Counties, resulting in significant gains in local government elections in 1999 and in 2004.

Caoimhghín has visited the United States as a Sinn Féin representative on many occasions, addressing audiences throughout that country.

Born in Monaghan in 1953, Caoimhghín is married to Briege and they have five children - four girls and a boy.

Statements (808)

Albert Reynolds a true peacemaker – Ó Caoláin21 August, 2014

Patients being ripped off on medicine costs - Ó Caoláin8 August, 2014

Government policy causes Emergency Department overcrowding - Ó Caoláin8 August, 2014

Need to address GP shortage - Ó Caoláin6 August, 2014

United Nations report is severe indictment of Irish Government on symphysiotomy - Ó Caoláin24 July, 2014

Varadkar must clarify Medical Card remarks – Ó Caoláin22 July, 2014

Section 38 ‘outsiders’ should enter voluntary compliance – Ó Caoláin22 July, 2014

Mother and Baby inquiry must go beyond this road-map - Ó Caoláin16 July, 2014

Ó Caoláin calls for reversal of cuts to disability and health groups15 July, 2014

Policy, not personality, the problem in health – Ó Caoláin11 July, 2014

Dáil Members (14)

Constituency:
Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Phone: (01) 6184084
Email: aengus.osnodaigh@oireachtas.ie
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Constituency:
Laois/Offaly

Brian Stanley TD

Constituency office: 05786 62851
Dáil office: 01 618 3987
Email: brian.stanley@oir.ie
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Constituency:
Cavan/Monaghan

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Phone: (01) 6183005
Email: caoimhghin.ocaolain@oireachtas.ie


Constituency:
Dublin North West

Dessie Ellis TD

Oireachtas telephone: 01  6183006
Email:
dessie.ellis@oireachtas.ie
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Website:
www.dessieellis.ie




Constituency:
Kerry North

Martin Ferris TD

Email: martin.ferris@oireachtas.ie
Phone: (01) 6184248





Constituency:
Meath West

Peadar Tóibín TD

Twitter: twitter.com/Toibin1



Constituency:
Cork East

Sandra McLellan TD

Constituency Office: 024 20888
Oireachtas Office:
01 6183122
Email:
sandra.mclellan@oireachtas.ie
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Sandramclellan


Constituency:
Dublin South

Seán Crowe TD

Twitter account:  www.twitter.com/SeanCroweTD
Facebook account:
www.facebook.com/sean.crowe.526
Website address:
www.seancrowe.ie

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD