Tony McLoughlin TD

Tony was first elected to Sligo County Council in 1974 and was subsequently elected to Sligo Borough Council in 1979. He has served as Mayor of Sligo on four occasions. Tony is a native of Sligo, and has lived there all his life. Prior to his election to the Dail in 2011 he worked in sales across the Sligo and Leitrim region. He is married to Paula, and they have three grown-up children.

Tony’s uncle, Joe Mc Loughlin served as a TD for Sligo/Leitrim from 1961 to 1977.

Tony is a keen sports fan, and he particularly enjoys GAA, soccer and rugby. He played for St Mary’s in his youth, and he is a loyal supporter of Coolera-Strand Hill GAA Club.

He is a member of the Sligo Rovers Development Committee and over the last 3 years he has successfully campaigned for funding to develop new sporting facilities for many sporting codes including: Ursuline College & Yeats County Hockey Club, Sligo Rovers, Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence and Sligo Rugby Club.

Tony represents a region that is continuing to develop its tourism product and he has worked hard to secure funding to develop many ideas that have helped bring increased numbers of visitors to Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan.

Tony likes to keep fit by swimming, walking and playing ‘over 50’s’ 5 a-side soccer.


50 new jobs and €40m investment in Ballytivnan - McLoughlin

Fine Gael TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Tony Mc Loughlin TD, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD of a €40 investment and 50 new jobs for AbbVie in Ballytivnan.

Funding approved for coastal erosion and flood management study at Rosses Point – McLoughlin

Fine Gael TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the allocation of funding from the OPW to carry out a single coastal erosion and flood risk management study for the section of coastline from Deadman’s Point to Rosses Point (Lower) to include the Sand Spit.

Clarification on rules for land eligibility will protect farmers' payments – McLoughlin

“Clarification on the rules for land eligibility under the Direct Payment Schemes will protect farmers’ payments”, says Tony McLoughlin, Fine Gael TD for Sligo Leitrim. Deputy McLoughlin was speaking ahead of an information meeting to take place in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow (Thursday 30th April) at 8pm.

State of the art manufacturing facility and new jobs for Carrick-on-Shannon

Fine Gael TD for Sligo/ Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin, today (Friday) welcomed the announcement of a €7 million investment and 125 new jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon and Roosky. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD was at VistaMed in Carrick-on-Shannon today to make the announcement.

Speech on the Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill

I am grateful for an opportunity to speak on this important Bill. I was elected to the House in 2011 when, for the first time in our history, the Taoiseach appointed a full Cabinet Minister with responsibility for children