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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 outlines Sinn Féin vision for Government and Irish unity at MacGill Summer School20 July, 2015

Sinn Féin publish ‘Jake’s Amendment’ Bill to provide for verdicts of Iatrogenic Suicide by a Coroner – Mac Lochlainn16 July, 2015

Sinn Féin to publish bill ending Court delays in Referendum Petitions16 July, 2015

Mac Lochlainn again calls for a Mica Redress Scheme to support Donegal families14 July, 2015

Sinn Féin publish bill to exempt local events and festivals from having to pay for policing – Mac Lochlainn14 July, 2015

Civil Debt bill designed to prop up Irish Water – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin to introduce legislation to exempt local festivals and communities from Garda policing charges – Mac Lochlainn7 July, 2015

Fennelly Commission terms of reference need amending - Mac Lochlainn5 July, 2015

Tánaiste’s refusal to meet family of Cllr Eddie Fullerton a ‘disgrace’ – Mac Lochlainn1 July, 2015

Defence White Paper must enshrine Irish neutrality – Mac Lochlainn30 June, 2015

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