Cathal Ó hOisín was Sinn Féin MLA for East Derry from 2011-2016. He previously was a Councillor in Limavady Borough Council where he was party group leader and also Mayor in 2009/2010.
He was educated at St Patrick’s College, Maghera and Magee and is a Gaeilgeoir, with an abiding interest in Irish Medium Education. His other interests include the environment and matters surrounding disability issues.
Outside of political life he has been the long serving Secretary and current vice-chair of the Kevin Lynch Hurling Club , and strong advocate of cultural, disabled and other sporting causes, and is particularly strong on health issues affecting the East Derry Constituency.