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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 (19)

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

Donegal TDs express their deep sympathy following road tragedy in Quigley’s Point21 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

Minister for Health must ensure Gardaí can enforce emergency travel restrictions - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD27 April, 2020

Minister Creed needs to clarify what EU supports he has sought to assist Ireland’s fishing sector21 April, 2020

All workers on the island should be entitled to Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn30 March, 2020

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