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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 4060

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

Statements (79)

People who work in Louth but live in the North among groups who should not be denied the Pandemic Unemployment Payment - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD6 April, 2020

Organised drug gangs using COVID-19 pandemic as cover to continue criminal activities - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD6 April, 2020

Double ATM robbery and connected arson attack at Dundalk Garda Station could have led to death and not just destruction – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD4 April, 2020

We need to protect lives and ensure people have sufficient finance to live and look after their families – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD23 March, 2020

We all have a duty of responsibility during the current health emergency - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD18 March, 2020

Louth should remain a distinct and separate Garda Division – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD8 March, 2020

Government must plan for Irish Unity – Ruairí Ó Murchú TD7 March, 2020

Addiction Services must be supported by the next government and Drugs Crisis must be addressed – Rúairí Ó Murchú TD25 February, 2020

Justice can not be denied for Seamus Ludlow’s Family - Ruairí Ó Murchú TD18 February, 2020

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