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#Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

In response to queries from 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# padraig-mac-lochlainn - Friday 20 January, 2012

Gilmore: Ireland isn’t deliberately trying to dodge EU referendum

The Tánaiste tells an Oireachtas committee that Ireland isn’t trying to negotiate its way out of a ballot on the EU treaty.