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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

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

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is a Sinn Féin TD for Donegal. He previously served as a TD for Donegal North East from 2011 to 2016 and as a Senator from 2016 to 2020.

He is the Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine. He previously served as Sinn Féin's Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Justice, Equality and Defence.

He served as the Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee from 2013 to 2016.

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. 

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Constituency Office

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

Ph: 07496 01730

Leinster House

Kildare Street, Dublin 1

Ph: 01 618 4061

Statements (51)

Sinn Féin commences petition to ban super trawlers in Irish waters - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD22 March, 2023

Supertrawlers should be banned from Irish and EU Waters – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD14 March, 2023

No more sell-outs on Irish fishing rights - Chris Mac Manus MEP and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD9 December, 2022

No rescue in the Budget for a fishing industry in crisis - Pádraig MacLochlainn TD27 September, 2022

Budget must deliver urgent supports to address fishing industry fuel crisis - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD20 September, 2022

Minister Troy must publish fire safety certificates and evidence of planning permission - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD24 August, 2022

Taoiseach and Tánaiste must ensure full accountability from Minister Robert Troy - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD23 August, 2022

Minister Troy must confirm tax compliance of cash rent payments - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD22 August, 2022

Decommissioning scheme is 'another tragedy for Irish fishing' – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD28 July, 2022

Government must act urgently on the crisis of rising fuel prices for the fishing industry - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD6 July, 2022

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