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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)

Mac Lochlainn calls for end to political appointments to the judiciary6 June, 2014

Sinn Féin condemns anti-traveller remarks22 May, 2014

Sinn Féin launch policing reform proposals20 May, 2014

Sinn Féin welcomes ruling on Garda right to join union and strike17 May, 2014

Dáil must debate Guerin report this week – Pádraig MacLochlainn TD12 May, 2014

Lessons of Shatter era must be learned by Government – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD7 May, 2014

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD welcomes historic all-party Justice Committee call for the state to recognise Traveller ethnicity17 April, 2014

Harassment of Sgt Maurice McCabe is unacceptable - Pádraig MacLochlainn TD12 April, 2014

Minister must make immediate statement clarifying his role in the Ian Bailey case- Pádraig Mac Lochlainn30 March, 2014

Minister Shatter should go – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD26 March, 2014

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