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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn – Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is the Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine. He is one of two Sinn Féin TDs for the Constituency of Donegal along with Pearse Doherty.

Pádraig is a former Councillor and Senator. He previously served as Sinn Féin's Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade and as his party’s Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence as well as serving as the Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee from 2013 to 2016.

He served for many years on Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council and 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.

He was the Director of Sinn Féin's successful campaign against the Lisbon Treaty in 2008.

He has served as Chairperson of his party's National Councillors Forum (NCF) and serves on the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle (National Executive).

Contact details:

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD

13 The Meadows, Buncrana, Co. Donegal


Constituency Office

Sands/ Fullerton House, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

07496 01730


Leinster House

Kildare St., Dublin 2.


Statements (33)

Sinn Féin launch motion to ensure 100% redress for Mica/ Pyrite families12 June, 2021

Minister must step up following High Court ruling on fish-weighing system - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD4 June, 2021

Fisher’s protest today must be a wakeup call for the government - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD26 May, 2021

Fullerton family’s 30-year campaign for justice20 May, 2021

The voice of fishers has been ignored again - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD28 April, 2021

Minister must publish reports that have led to latest fishing industry crisis - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD20 April, 2021

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

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