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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD


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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire - Spokesperson on Education & Skills

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire is your Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central.

From Togher, Donnchadh represents the Carrigaline-Ballincollig Municipal District on Cork County Council, having been elected on the first count in 2014 with over 2,500 first preference votes. Donnchadh is passionate about equality, and the need to tackle poverty and disadvantage in Irish society.

A Law graduate from UCC, Donnchadh is a committed Community Activist, a Scout Leader with the 5th Cork (The Lough) Scouts, a lifelong member of St. Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club, and serves on the Board of Togher Community Association. He is Chairperson of the Arts, Culture and Languages Committee on Cork County Council.

Donnchadh has previously served as a Political Advisor to Sinn Féin TDs and Senators, and has served numerous terms on the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle. He was the National Organiser of Ógra Shinn Féin from 2010-12. A fluent Gaeilgeoir, he is a member of the Board of Foras na Gaeilge.


Leinster House: 01 618 3097
Constituency: 021 4316555

Statements (486)

Effort to secure agreement for the return of special education cannot be abandoned - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD20 January, 2021

Failure to deliver reopening of special education a profound failure of government - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD19 January, 2021

Failure of Minister for Education to address concerns of teachers to ensure reopening of special education 'a calamity' - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD18 January, 2021

Minister for Education needs to engage and resolve outstanding issues essential to reopening special education - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD16 January, 2021

Reopening of special schools important, but more needs to be done to ensure all are included - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD14 January, 2021

Minister must publish contingency plans for Leaving Cert – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD14 January, 2021

Talks to resume special education provision must intensify - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD12 January, 2021

Government must now intensify consultation and prioritise support for children with Special Educational needs – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD8 January, 2021

Minister for Education must now go back to the discussion table and put together a proper plan - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD7 January, 2021

ASTI decision shows mess government has made of Leaving Cert return proposal - Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD7 January, 2021

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