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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's absence on RTÉ marriage equality debates 'outrageous' – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD17 May, 2015

Civil partnership is not marriage and therefore not equality - Mac Lochlainn15 May, 2015

Mac Lochlainn calls for marriage equality north and south27 April, 2015

Sinn Féin mobilising for Yes Vote this weekend17 April, 2015

Sinn Féin will vigorously support a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum – Mac Lochlainn14 April, 2015

Mac Lochlainn calls for regularisation of migrants8 April, 2015

Review of Garda malpractice allegations must be published - Mac Lochlainn2 April, 2015

Taoiseach ‘not acting in public interest’ regarding Fennelly Commission – Mac Lochlainn23 March, 2015

Sinn Féin ‘want an independent policing board’ – Mac Lochlainn7 March, 2015

Fine Gael TD’s slur against Republicans exposed after South Armagh murder bid – Mac Lochlainn26 February, 2015

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