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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn – Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is the Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine. He is one of two Sinn Féin TDs for the Constituency of Donegal along with Pearse Doherty.

Pádraig is a former Councillor and Senator. He previously served as Sinn Féin's Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade and as his party’s Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence as well as serving as the Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee from 2013 to 2016.

He served for many years on Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council and 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).

Contact details:

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD

13 The Meadows, Buncrana, Co. Donegal


Constituency Office

Sands/ Fullerton House, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

07496 01730


Leinster House

Kildare St., Dublin 2.


Statements (18)

Minister for Justice must appear before the Dáil for a proper questions and answers session - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD23 November, 2020

Anderson and Maclochlann meet Rail groups over North West Connectivity20 November, 2020

Irish fishers are being prevented from fishing for lucrative bluefin tuna in Irish waters - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD12 November, 2020

Government playing games with Dáil schedule to distract from serious issue surrounding the Fine Gael leader - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD9 November, 2020

Sinn Féin motion to scrap "unfair and unjust" penalty points system for fishers to be debated in the Dáil tonight29 September, 2020

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD calls on government to listen to the voice of fishers28 September, 2020

New Minister for the Marine must ensure a fair and just penalty points scheme - Pádraig MacLochlainn TD9 September, 2020

Taoiseach must scrap unfair fisheries penalty points system - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD31 August, 2020

Taoiseach must explain why he signed off on penalty points system for the fishing industry without consultation - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD29 August, 2020

Reconvening the Dáil for just half a day next week shows the Government ‘still don’t get it’- Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD25 August, 2020

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