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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn


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Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is a Senator, former TD having served as Sinn Féin's 26 County spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Services Oversight and Petitions Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Dáil in Febuary 2011, he had served for many years on Donegal County Council and Buncrana Town Council.

In the 2004 and 2009 local elections, he was elected to represent the people of Inishowen on Donegal County Council and in those elections; he was also elected to Buncrana Town Council. Pádraig had been co-opted on to Buncrana Town Council in January 2002.

He has 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).

Office details:

Bobby Sands/Eddie Fullerton House
Ard O Donnell,
High Road,
Co. Donegal

Office Number: 07496 01730 
Office Mobile: 086 0239227

Statements (275)

Irish Government must demand full disclosure following Nelson revelations – MacLochlainn TD16 November, 2015

Austerity and Apathy have Devastated Rural Ireland – MacLochlainn6 November, 2015

Formal recognition of Traveller ethnicity ‘an important first step’ – Mac Lochlainn3 November, 2015

Symbolic victory for Marriage Equality in the North – Mac Lochlainn2 November, 2015

Resolute action and resources, not political rhetoric needed to end criminal activities – Mac Lochainn20 October, 2015

Funding for travelling community accommodation cut 93% in past 7 years – Mac Lochlainn14 October, 2015

End costs associated with partition – Mac Lochlainn8 October, 2015

Mac Lochlainn publishes legislation to introduce a Sentencing Council8 October, 2015

Sinn Féin welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment to meet Mary Boyle’s sister6 October, 2015

Halt Garda station closures and increase Garda recruitment - Mac Lochlainn1 October, 2015

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