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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn


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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).

Office details:

Bobby Sands/Eddie Fullerton House
Ard O Donnell,
High Road,
Co. Donegal

Office Number: 07496 01730 
Office Mobile: 086 0239227

Statements (38)

First, they sold out our fishing communities and now they have sold out our beef farmers and rural Ireland – Mac Lochlainn4 July, 2019

Government now have serious questions to answer over Rockall and their defence of Irish fishing waters – Mac Lochlainn13 June, 2019

Sinn Féin urges support for weekend Border Protests – Senator MacLochlainn29 March, 2019

Minister must respect the opinions of our fishing communities- Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn14 March, 2019

Fine Gael support for undemocratic coup in Venezuela a disgrace – Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn6 February, 2019

Tens of thousands of oyster trestles along Lough Foyle will remain unlicensed and unregulated - Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn30 May, 2018

Mac Lochlainn demands action over HSE failure to deliver incontinence pads to vulnerable adults and children  24 April, 2018

Hard lessons from the fodder crisis must be learned- Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn18 April, 2018

No long- stay facilities for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Donegal and the North West region – Mac Lochlainn17 April, 2018

Numbers of patients on trolleys at Letterkenny Hospital doubled to almost 5,000 - Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn2 January, 2018

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