Pádraig MacLochlainn elected
NEWLY-elected Sinn Féin
Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn has vowed to continue
his "fight against the neglect of Donegal and rural
The Buncrana politician was speaking after topping
the poll yesterday on the Seanad Industrial and
"We need to see a focused plan of investment and job
creation for Donegal that delivers for communities
across the county," he said.
The former TD., who lost his seat in the February 26
general election, said he would also push for better
health services for the people of Donegal.
"I will also continue my fight to defend and enhance
public services across the county.
I have long championed
a fair deal for our major county hospital at
Letterkenny. While we have seen some progress
recently, much more needs to be done."
Senator MacLochlainn outlined a number of areas that
would be the focus of his efforts including: renewed
job creation targets for the State's job creation,
enterprise and investment agencies; urgent
fast-tracking of investment in broadband for rural
Donegal and "real investment" in the immense tourism
potential of the county.
Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn.
He said he would also
push for the delivery of the A5 dual carriageway
linking Donegal to Dublin and a "rebalancing of
financial supports" to small farmers and fishermen.
“The years of government neglect have meant severe
under-investment in schools, roads, water and
sewerage infrastructure. I will fight for a reversal
of this neglect and a fair deal for Donegal," he