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Ruairí Ó Murchú TD


Ruairí Ó Murchú

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Ruairí Ó Murchú is the Communications and Broadband Spokesperson for Sinn Féin. Between 2017 to 2020 he was a member of Louth County Council representing the Dundalk South local electoral area.

Growing up in Knockbridge, Co. Louth, he lived in Blackrock for a number of years and now lives in Bay Estate, Dundalk.

Ruairí holds an undergraduate in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and an MSc in Computing from Griffith College Dublin.

Ruairí is a Gaeilgeoir and advocate of the Irish language, he enjoys sports including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, boxing, kickboxing and running. He has two sons and a stepson and has worked for Sinn Féin locally in Co. Louth and Leinster House.

A former member of Louth County Council he was Chairperson of Louth Drug and Alcohol Forum and a member of the North East Drugs Task Force. He has a keen interest in the areas of addiction, recovery and wellbeing including the need for a holistic approach to tackle the drugs epidemic. He has worked to highlight the underfunding in our health service particularly regarding mental health supports.

He believes in the importance of giving back to the community and is involved with many residents’ associations and community groups.

A member of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport & Communications Networks and the Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs, Ruairí from a border county, is acutely aware of the challenges that face border people. He is committed to achieving a referendum on Irish Unity and wants to build a just, fair and equal Ireland, economically prosperous and socially and culturally inclusive.

If you have any opinions, suggestion or proposals, please see Sinn Féin’s dedicated webpage to the advancement of Irish Unity:

Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Dáil office: 01 618 4080

Constituency office: 1-2 Crowe St, Dundalk, Co Louth. Telephone: 042 932 8859

Statements (71)

Childcare system 'failing parents, children and sector workers’ - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD7 August, 2020

Cost of servicing loans on land banks must be addressed - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD5 August, 2020

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald visits Dundalk to thank groups for pandemic community support4 August, 2020

Dundalk drug crime highlighted by Ruairí Ó Murchú TD2 August, 2020

Long waiting times for Covid-19 test results cannot continue - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD1 August, 2020

Roadmap for reopening schools safely needed- Ruairí Ó Murchú TD22 July, 2020

Ruairí Ó Murchú TD appointed party spokesperson on Communications and Broadband7 July, 2020

Ruairí Ó Murchú condemns Dundalk arson attack5 July, 2020

HIQA report into Dealgan House to be completed in next three weeks - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD19 June, 2020

"Serious concerns" about future of students on social care course at DkIT raised by Ruairí Ó Murchú TD19 June, 2020

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