MAC LOCHLAINN PROMOTED IN SINN FEIN RE-SHUFFLE

first_imgDonegal North East TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has been appointed SinnFéin Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence in a reshuffle ofTD portfolios announced today by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.Responding to the news, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I am very excited to embark upon my new role.“I take on this role as both our policing service and Defence Forces face serious cutbacks. “Here in Donegal, Lifford and Rockhill barracks have been closed overrecent years and more is to follow. I have opposed these cutbacks andI have spoken out on cutbacks to Garda stations, personnel andresources in our county on numerous occasions over recent years and Iintend to now lead up opposition to these cutbacks at national level.The partnership between the Gardaí and our local communities, bothurban and rural is vital in combatting crime and anti-social behaviourand these cutbacks are undermining that important relationship”“Another challenge is the long delays in our court systems from civillaw to family law right up to the High Court and the Supreme Court.The additional stress and cost of these delays is growing all the timefor all involved and needs to be urgently addressed”.He concluded: “The area of equality and human rights is also close to my heart and I look forward to working with a wide range of organisations fromdisability rights groups to Penal Reform activists to domesticviolence centres in the time ahead.”  MAC LOCHLAINN PROMOTED IN SINN FEIN RE-SHUFFLE was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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