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Portfolio: Justice, Equality and Defence

Oireachtas Commitees: Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee. Member of the Oireachtas Justice, Equality and Defence Committee

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is Sinn Féin's 26 County spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence and is Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Dáil in Febuary 2011, he had served for many years on Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council.

In the 2004 and 2009 local elections, he was elected to represent the people of Inishowen on Donegal County Council and in those elections; he was also elected to Buncrana Town Council. Pádraig had been co-opted on to Buncrana Town Council in January 2002.

He has twice served as Mayor of Buncrana in 2005/2006 and 2010/2011 and has served once as Deputy Mayor of Donegal 2010/2011.

Prior to serving as a public representative, he was a community activist and campaigner, locally and nationally.

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.

He was appointed to the board of InterTradeIreland, the Trade and Business Development Body in December 2007 and served on the board up until March 2011.

He was the Director of Sinn Féin's successful campaign against the Lisbon Treaty in 2008.

He has served as Chairperson of his party's National Councillors Forum (NCF) and has served on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle (National Executive).

Constituency office:
Inishowen Office
28 Lr Main St, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Phone: 07493 22697
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Letterkenny/ Milford office:
Unit 8C, O Boyce’s Corner
78A Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Phone: 07491 26798
Open Monday to Friday 2pm to 5pm

Statements (270)

Snooping Powers must be subjected to Independent Judicial Oversight – Mac Lochlainn21 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil fight on crime proposals just shadow boxing – Mac Lochlainn20 January, 2016

Minister of Justice must explain journalist surveillance to Dáil – Mac Lochlainn18 January, 2016

Government garda recruitment announcements ‘misleading in the extreme’ – Mac Lochlainn13 January, 2016

Bankruptcy Bill an ‘admission of failure’ – Mac Lochlainn15 December, 2015

International Protection Bill: A Shambolic insult on Human Rights Day - Mac Lochlainn10 December, 2015

Failure to resource Gardaí to tackle serious cyber crime is shocking - Mac Lochlainn10 December, 2015

Garda Inspectorate Report is another wake up call on policing for the Government - Mac Lochlainn9 December, 2015

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD challenges Taoiseach on cuts to flood relief9 December, 2015

Vulnerable People Seeking Protection Failed by New Bill – Mac Lochlainn2 December, 2015

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