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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

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

Caoimhghín 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 (875)

Issues with HSE care home highlighted – Ó Caoláin29 May, 2015

22 paediatric beds to close permanently despite spiralling waiting lists – Ó Caoláin28 May, 2015

Minister accepts potential for conflicts of interest/moral hazard in procedure outsourcing – Ó Caoláin28 May, 2015

Fly away Enda, fly away Joan – Ó Caoláin28 May, 2015

Direct Provision fails vulnerable population – Ó Caoláin25 May, 2015

Tragic death of baby at Cavan Hospital raises concerns about delay in reports into previous cases – Ó Caoláin13 May, 2015

Patient Safety Authority needed to enforce HIQA’s standards and ensure safe care - Ó Caoláin8 May, 2015

Discussion on introduction of injection centres for addicts to be welcomed – Ó Caoláin7 May, 2015

Government must intervene in “disgraceful” symphysiotomy process – Ó Caolain1 May, 2015

Scan errors indictment of system that relies on expensive agency staff - Ó Caoláin30 April, 2015

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