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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 (52)

Government practice of rushing through legislation must cease - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD30 July, 2021

Minister must urgently clarify where government stands on mica and pyrite redress - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD29 July, 2021

Sinn Féin meet fishermen along the west coast ahead of fisheries policy launch - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD27 July, 2021

Failure to include northern citizens in EU Digital Covid Certificate plans ‘unacceptable’ - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD19 July, 2021

Government waving the white flag on Rockall - John Brady TD and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD13 July, 2021

Government must stand up for fishermen and end unfair treatment - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD22 June, 2021

Minister must step up following High Court ruling on fish-weighing system - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD4 June, 2021

Fisher’s protest today must be a wakeup call for the government - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD26 May, 2021

The voice of fishers has been ignored again - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD28 April, 2021

Minister must publish reports that have led to latest fishing industry crisis - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD20 April, 2021

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