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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)

Justice delayed is justice denied for family of Seamus Ludlow - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD23 May, 2020

Ruairí Ó Murchú TD condemns Cherryvale double house attack16 May, 2020

Ruairí Ó Murchú TD addresses Dáil on crime in Dundalk14 May, 2020

Ministerial update on Dealgan House welcome, but more questions remain unanswered - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD14 May, 2020

Ruairí Ó Murchú TD welcomes €33,500 seizure of Cocaine11 May, 2020

176 job losses at National Pen "devastating blow for workers and families across Louth" - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD8 May, 2020

HIQA investigation into Dealgan House Nursing Home "a welcome start" - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD8 May, 2020

‘Stringent checks’ needed on opened construction sites – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD23 April, 2020

Nursing home supports and PPE delivery must be sped up - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD19 April, 2020

Framework document is like ‘Late Late Show audience giveaway’ - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD17 April, 2020

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