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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD


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 (834)

HSE Director General needs to come clean on Hidden Waiting Lists - Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin21 December, 2014

Ó Caoláin expresses sympathy with family of clinically dead pregnant woman18 December, 2014

Confidential recipient and new audit team welcome but ‘we need more detail’ - Ó Caoláin16 December, 2014

Further distressful revelations – Ó Caoláin11 December, 2014

HIQA report into Redwood facility shows that “present system cannot be trusted” – Ó Caoláin11 December, 2014

“Must our voiceless in care depend on whistle-blowers?” Ó Caoláin9 December, 2014

Inheritors of farms living abroad face worrying setbacks with Bill – Ó Caoláin4 December, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities a day to reflect on how we treat our most vulnerable – Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD3 December, 2014

HSE National Service Plan represents ‘little new and nothing inspired’ – Ó Caoláin27 November, 2014

Symphysiotomy redress scheme is a cold and callous pathetic effort – Ó Caoláin26 November, 2014

Dáil Members (14)

Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Phone: (01) 6184084
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Brian Stanley TD

Constituency office: 05786 62851
Dáil office: 01 618 3987
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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Phone: (01) 6183005

Dublin North West

Dessie Ellis TD

Oireachtas telephone: 01  6183006
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Kerry North

Martin Ferris TD

Phone: (01) 6184248

Meath West

Peadar Tóibín TD


Cork East

Sandra McLellan TD

Constituency Office: 024 20888
Oireachtas Office:
01 6183122

Dublin South

Seán Crowe TD

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD