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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)

International Protection Bill: A Shambolic insult on Human Rights Day - Mac Lochlainn10 December, 2015

Failure to resource Gardaí to tackle serious cyber crime is shocking - Mac Lochlainn10 December, 2015

Garda Inspectorate Report is another wake up call on policing for the Government - Mac Lochlainn9 December, 2015

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD challenges Taoiseach on cuts to flood relief9 December, 2015

Vulnerable People Seeking Protection Failed by New Bill – Mac Lochlainn2 December, 2015

Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Mac Lochlainn1 December, 2015

RTE Investigates report demonstrates why it’s time to change sexual offences legislation -Mac Lochlainn1 December, 2015

Legislation required to address latest wages scandal – Mac Lochlainn25 November, 2015

Ratification Date Needed for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Mac Lochlainn19 November, 2015

Mac Lochlainn criticises controversial EPAs and lack of debate18 November, 2015

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