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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)

Minister and Acting Commissioner should appear before Justice Committee on latest reports of penalty point abuses16 September, 2014

Allegations of continued abuse of penalty points system alarming – Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD15 September, 2014

Arson attack on Donegal Orange Hall is an attack on the entire community15 September, 2014

Minister must schedule Oireachtas time to discuss deployment of Irish Troops to Golan Heights – Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD3 September, 2014

Minister must stop the purchasing of Israeli military equipment - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD8 August, 2014

Government cannot shirk their responsibility for the serious failings in the Dept of Justice -Pádraig MacLochlainn TD28 July, 2014

Alarm expressed as Acting Garda Commissioner appoints two Acting Deputy Commissioners11 July, 2014

Sinn Féin launch its LGBT rights document26 June, 2014

Government must demonstrate a commitment to real policing reform in light of Cooke Report – Pádraig Mac Lochainn TD10 June, 2014

Concern expressed as Department refuses to publish surveillance details6 June, 2014

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