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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)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD welcomes announcement of recognition of IIMRO as a Seafood Producer Organisation24 February, 2021

Fishers and communities must be consulted on development of Marine Protected Areas - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD12 February, 2021

Time to lay the foundations for Irish Unity - Sinn Féin Chief Whip Pádraig Mac Lochlainn28 January, 2021

Situation at Letterkenny University Hospital should not have occurred - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD and Pearse Doherty TD11 January, 2021

Proposal to reduce Dáil sittings 'totally unacceptable' - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD6 January, 2021

Fine Gael must defend Irish fishing rights to Rockall and undo shameful 2013 Agreement - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD5 January, 2021

Government must stand up for Irish coastal communities - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD1 January, 2021

Targeted income supports needed for Ireland’s fishing community - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD11 December, 2020

Continued refusal of the Minister for Justice to come before the Dáil is utterly unacceptable - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD24 November, 2020

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

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