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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)

Sinn Féin welcomes Marriage Equality Bill with “open arms”23 September, 2015

Sinn Féin welcomes news on Marriage Equality legislation16 September, 2015

Mac Lochlainn publishes Sinn Féin’s ‘10 point plan’ to address the refugee crisis10 September, 2015

Taoiseach’s credibility is in tatters over Fennelly – Mac Lochlainn8 September, 2015

MacLochlainn calls for Policing Authority Bill to be amended in wake of Fennelly controversy4 September, 2015

Water protestor charges a deeply worrying development – Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD13 August, 2015

Mac Lochlainn marks anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima6 August, 2015

Mac Lochlainn deeply alarmed at lack of resources for Charities Regulator27 July, 2015

Mac Lochlainn responds to the Minister for Justice’s comments on Garda reform22 July, 2015

Mac Lochlainn welcomes 330 jobs for Letterkenny22 July, 2015

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