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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)

Irish fishers are being prevented from fishing for lucrative bluefin tuna in Irish waters - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD12 November, 2020

Government playing games with Dáil schedule to distract from serious issue surrounding the Fine Gael leader - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD9 November, 2020

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD calls on government to listen to the voice of fishers28 September, 2020

Taoiseach must scrap unfair fisheries penalty points system - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD31 August, 2020

Taoiseach must explain why he signed off on penalty points system for the fishing industry without consultation - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD29 August, 2020

Reconvening the Dáil for just half a day next week shows the Government ‘still don’t get it’- Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD25 August, 2020

We need to get all Dáil business back to Leinster House - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD21 July, 2020

Taoiseach's contradictory comments about the Good Friday Agreement 'ridiculous' - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD8 July, 2020

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD calls for Irish Government to offer assistance in search for Red Hugh O' Donnell's remains in Spain28 May, 2020

Government need to finally act on the urgent appeals from our fishing communities in crisis - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD22 May, 2020

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