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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is a Senator, former TD having served as Sinn Féin's 26 County spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence and 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 serves on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle (National Executive).

Statements (19)

Mac Lochlainn slams ‘bluster and diversion tactics’ as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael again vote against motion supporting hill farmers17 May, 2017

Fianna Fáil blustering on key hill farmers vote fools no one – Mac Lochlainn11 May, 2017

Lessons must be learned from the latest spate of gorse fires across Donegal – Mac Lochlainn10 May, 2017

Privacy requested for the family of Danielle McLaughlin – Mac Lochlainn15 March, 2017

Minister must urgently resolve late payments crisis for farmers- Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn1 February, 2017

Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn commends the contribution of the Irish Muslim community in key note speech19 January, 2017

Urgent action and supports needed to protect our horticulture industry – Mac Lochlainn22 November, 2016

Brokenshire's arrogant claim to Lough Foyle must be challenged by the Irish Government - Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn16 November, 2016

Time to put Irish Coast Guard on a statutory footing – Mac Lochlainn10 November, 2016

CETA would inevitably lead to more price volatility for farmers – Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn25 October, 2016

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