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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD


Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

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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 (260)

Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Mac Lochlainn1 December, 2015

RTE Investigates report demonstrates why it’s time to change sexual offences legislation -Mac Lochlainn1 December, 2015

Legislation required to address latest wages scandal – Mac Lochlainn25 November, 2015

Ratification Date Needed for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Mac Lochlainn19 November, 2015

Mac Lochlainn criticises controversial EPAs and lack of debate18 November, 2015

Irish Government must demand full disclosure following Nelson revelations – MacLochlainn TD16 November, 2015

Austerity and Apathy have Devastated Rural Ireland – MacLochlainn6 November, 2015

Formal recognition of Traveller ethnicity ‘an important first step’ – Mac Lochlainn3 November, 2015

Symbolic victory for Marriage Equality in the North – Mac Lochlainn2 November, 2015

Resolute action and resources, not political rhetoric needed to end criminal activities – Mac Lochainn20 October, 2015

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