Donegal North East – Pádraig Mac LOCHLAINN
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
37 year old, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has been a passionate and effective advocate and champion all his adult life at local, national, and European level.
He is a member of both Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council.
Pádraig is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Buncrana having previously held the position from June 2005 to June 2006. He is also currently the Deputy Mayor of Donegal.
He was the National Director of Sinn Féin's successful campaign against the Lisbon Treaty in 2008.
He is Chairperson of his party's National Councillors Forum (NCF) and has served on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle (National Executive). He continues to represent the party at national and international level on a regular basis.
Pádraig was appointed to the board of InterTradeIreland, the Trade and Business Development Body in December 2007. InterTradeIreland is one of six All Ireland bodies established under the Good Friday Agreement.
Incensed by the high levels of unemployment in his native county, he acted as the Donegal spokesperson for the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) from 1997 to 2001. He also served on the INOU National Executive from 1997 until 2000 as well as representing the organisation on the National Rural Development Forum.
At local level, he was a community director on the Inishowen Partnership Board for 5 years from 1996 to 2001.
Padraig can be contacted by mobile on 087 2771958 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org