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# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'
# Rock On Rockall
# Rock On Rockall

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:33 PM 24,926 Views 39 Comments

Ownership of the island and the fishing rights in the waters surrounding it has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Just plain offensive': Donegal nightclub removes billboard of female golfer following outcry
# One Billboard Outside Buncrana
# One Billboard Outside Buncrana

'Just plain offensive': Donegal nightclub removes billboard of female golfer following outcry

May 15th 2018, 1:35 PM 60,765 Views 122 Comments

“This is not a bit of a laugh any more. Society has changed,” Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said in response to the advertisement.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
# When The Dust Settles
# When The Dust Settles

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

Mar 6th 2016, 3:19 PM 39,038 Views 93 Comments

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations
# Crime
# Crime

We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations

Sep 29th 2015, 8:02 AM 10,118 Views 46 Comments

The most recent crime statistics show burglaries are on the rise.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sinn Féin wants to stop €4,000 charges on police community events
# Unfair
# Unfair

Sinn Féin wants to stop €4,000 charges on police community events

Jul 7th 2015, 8:12 PM 12,658 Views 67 Comments

“Such groups often have to fundraise to make such events happen and to require them to pay for the work of the gardaí on top of this is unfair.”

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 27 June, 2015

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Jun 27th 2015, 9:30 AM 19,415 Views 77 Comments

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014
# Sexual Offences Bill 2014

Calls for new child grooming law to ban online vigilante 'paedophile hunters'

Dec 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 13,292 Views 35 Comments

A TD and child protection expert are calling for the legislation to ban vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Frances Fitzgerald: It's 'regrettable' that no TDs showed up to discuss Garda reform Bill

Oct 21st 2014, 8:05 PM 17,579 Views 50 Comments

The new Bill gives greater powers to GSOC.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment
# Defence
# Defence

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

Aug 9th 2014, 2:23 PM 15,112 Views 194 Comments

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

'The public will have a problem with Brian Purcell keeping his €200,000 salary'
# Reassigned
# Reassigned

'The public will have a problem with Brian Purcell keeping his €200,000 salary'

Jul 29th 2014, 12:30 PM 26,052 Views 107 Comments

Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald and Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams have been speaking about yesterday’s damning report.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Dáil hears lack of Garda cooperation stalled murder investigation complaint

Jun 24th 2014, 4:31 PM 8,574 Views 18 Comments

Pádraig Mac Loclainn said that GSOC had to delay investigating a complaint made by the family of Seamus Doherty due to a lack of cooperation from gardaí in Donegal.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner denies the force has not supported Maurice McCabe

May 28th 2014, 4:20 PM 8,854 Views 28 Comments

Finian McGrath questioned Nóirín O’Sullivan’s assertion that senior gardaí were in contact with the whistleblower “on a daily basis”.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 28 March, 2014

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

"The Taoiseach should explain" - opposition want answers on Kenny delay in telling Shatter about taping

Mar 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,351 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach knew about the issue on Sunday, but didn’t inform the Justice Minister until Monday. Now the opposition would like to know why.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 21 March, 2014

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'

Mar 21st 2014, 6:41 PM 6,445 Views 42 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him

Feb 26th 2014, 6:01 PM 12,127 Views 63 Comments

The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T
# Dáil Romance
# Dáil Romance

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T

Feb 12th 2014, 12:51 PM 9,151 Views 12 Comments

An outbreak of love at the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier…

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Praise for Panti as SF told: ‘Sectarianism is no different to racism, sexism or homophobia’
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Praise for Panti as SF told: ‘Sectarianism is no different to racism, sexism or homophobia’

Feb 8th 2014, 1:05 PM 12,646 Views 94 Comments

The recent homophobia controversy, the peace process, and the economy were all discussed at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford today.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 5 December, 2013

'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response

Dec 5th 2013, 9:54 AM 11,766 Views 312 Comments

The party is under pressure this morning over its response to the report of the Smithwick Tribunal which found collusion over the murder of two RUC officers by the IRA.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From overhanging trees to pensions: Why the Oireachtas petitions committee is important
# Column
# Column

From overhanging trees to pensions: Why the Oireachtas petitions committee is important

Oct 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 29 Views 14 Comments

For the first time in the 93-year history of the Oireachtas, citizens now have a direct route to influence the parliamentary agenda through the Petitions Committee, writes its chairman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights

Oct 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 3,672 Views 26 Comments

The bill, once passed, is likely to see a new DNA database in operation by next year. Criminals who receive a sentence of 5 years or more will have their DNA logged.

'A fan of oratory': Fly interrupts Dáil debate on DNA database
# Fly Of The Dáil
# Fly Of The Dáil

'A fan of oratory': Fly interrupts Dáil debate on DNA database

Oct 9th 2013, 1:58 PM 6,824 Views 37 Comments

Some buzz in the Dáil chamber earlier…

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum
# Court Referendum
# Court Referendum

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

Oct 1st 2013, 3:31 PM 4,275 Views 17 Comments

It’s about as sexy as a referendum to establish a new court can possibly get.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Monday 9 September, 2013

Gardaí developing online vetting process to cut wait times
# Garda Vetting Unit
# Garda Vetting Unit

Gardaí developing online vetting process to cut wait times

Sep 9th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,970 Views 32 Comments

The the current average processing time for applications is around 14 weeks according to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching

Jun 20th 2013, 11:23 AM 3,667 Views 44 Comments

Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides
# Lariam
# Lariam

Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides

Jun 18th 2013, 3:20 PM 6,015 Views 43 Comments

The minister says an investigation has shown it is “extremely unlikely” that Lariam was linked to mental health concerns.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Gilmore says AIB mortgage hike is "a commercial decision"
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Gilmore says AIB mortgage hike is "a commercial decision"

Apr 25th 2013, 12:01 PM 10,823 Views 139 Comments

The Tánaiste says the government’s focus is on dealing with mortgage arrears, rather than directly controlling interest rates.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

Apr 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,725 Views 120 Comments

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges
# Judiciary
# Judiciary

Sinn Féin publishes bill to end 'political appointment' of judges

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:24 PM 4,890 Views 103 Comments

The Bill seeks to reform the way in which individuals are selected for appointments to the judiciary by the Judicial Appointments Board.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting
# Suspended
# Suspended

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Dec 13th 2012, 3:19 PM 14,027 Views 103 Comments

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 15 November, 2012

24 staff at Bank of Ireland earning over €400k a year
# Bankers' Pay
# Bankers' Pay

24 staff at Bank of Ireland earning over €400k a year

Nov 15th 2012, 7:42 PM 8,139 Views 66 Comments

Michael Noonan says he “shares the outrage of the public” on bankers pay, but there are “legal constraints” in tackling it.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Taoiseach to consult with Shatter after woman drove garda to crime scene
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Taoiseach to consult with Shatter after woman drove garda to crime scene

Jul 4th 2012, 11:43 AM 16,461 Views 77 Comments

A woman in Donegal whose house was burgled had to collect a member of the gardaí and bring him to the crime scene last week, it has emerged.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Govt urged to take action over jailed Bahraini doctors who trained in Ireland
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Govt urged to take action over jailed Bahraini doctors who trained in Ireland

Jun 14th 2012, 9:22 PM 2,896 Views 7 Comments

A number of doctors who trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin had their sentences reduced in Bahrain today but they remain behind bars.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Saturday 26 May, 2012

'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

'The war is over': McGuinness offers to meet dissident republicans

May 26th 2012, 1:28 PM 3,090 Views 21 Comments

Elsewhere, the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney has heard speeches on the economy and emigration as it prepares to hear from president Gerry Adams later this evening.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 27 April, 2012

Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote

Apr 27th 2012, 8:35 AM 1,889 Views 69 Comments

The party said the Central Bank governor is entitled to his own opinion as an individual but should not be using his role to endorse the treaty.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 6 April, 2012

In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?
# Referendum
# Referendum

In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?

Apr 6th 2012, 5:55 PM 2,886 Views 14 Comments

All this week, an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussing the fiscal compact treaty with academics, civil society leaders, and other politicians. Here’s what they made of it.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Sinn Féin to government: Name a date for referendum on EU fiscal compact
# Referendum
# Referendum

Sinn Féin to government: Name a date for referendum on EU fiscal compact

Mar 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 1,988 Views 30 Comments

The party’s foreign affairs spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn said the government had deliberated enough and called for a date to be made public.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 10 February, 2012

Man shot dead in Buncrana, Co Donegal
# Shooting
# Shooting

Man shot dead in Buncrana, Co Donegal

Feb 10th 2012, 8:28 AM 1,999 Views 11 Comments

The 24-year-old was killed last night at a house in the Links View area.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

AG to decide on need for referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

AG to decide on need for referendum

Jan 31st 2012, 8:07 AM 1,364 Views 29 Comments

Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett has echoed other opposition parties’ calls for a referendum on the new EU fiscal compact.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum

Jan 29th 2012, 5:57 PM 3,532 Views 93 Comments

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the party would take the Government to court “if a credible legal challenge can be mounted”.

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 27 January, 2012

Taoiseach slammed over 'people went mad with borrowing' comments
# Mad With Borrowing
# Mad With Borrowing

Taoiseach slammed over 'people went mad with borrowing' comments

Jan 27th 2012, 7:32 AM 6,357 Views 150 Comments

Enda Kenny’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday have been sharply criticised.

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