Tony McLoughlin is a TD in the 32nd Dáil and currently serves as Assistant Whip to the Fine Gael Party. 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.
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Sinn Féin’s attempt to school us on investment in education is hypocrisy at its worst - McLoughlin
Sinn Féin’s attempt to school us on investment in education is hypocrisy at its worst. That’s according to Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim, and member of the Oireachtas Education Committee, Tony McLoughlin, who compared the policy of school closures and cuts in third level funding during Sinn Fein’s time in Government in the North, to the significant investment in education here.
McLoughlin welcomes exciting new venture for Sligo as LiveTiles to establish AI innovation centre
Some 50 new high quality jobs will be created in Sligo this year by global software company LiveTiles, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Pupil Teacher Ratio reduced to lowest level ever- McLoughlin
Peak €10 billion funding for education sector in 2018 will also deliver more supports for those who need it most