Cllr Albert Doherty
Carndonagh native Albert Doherty and his wife Carmel live at Ballyloskey Rd. Carndonagh. They have three sons Ciaran, Domhnall and Conor. Albert is the principal teacher in St.Patrick's Boys N.S. in Carndonagh. In Nov 2010 Albert, Carmel and family members canvassed support for Sinn Fein by-election candidate Pearse Doherty.
In 2011 Albert a new member in Sinn Fein worked diligently in the general election to ensure the election of Inishowen based Sinn Fein candidate Padraig Mac Lochlainn to Dail Eireann. Presently Albert is treasurer of the Inishowen local area committee of Sinn Fein and is also secretary of the local Carndonagh/Malin Sinn Fein cumann.
Albert has been a community and political activist in Carndonagh and Inishowen for a long number of years. He was elected county councillor for the Inishowen electoral area for the term 1999-2004.He served as county council vice-chairperson in 2001/2002.Albert he’s a keen interest in trade union affairs and he is secretary in the Carndonagh/Moville INTO branch and in the national Standing Orders Committee he represents INTO District 111(Donegal and Leitrim).
Albert played hurling for Donegal and his local Carndonagh club. He enjoyed many long and successful and satisfying years with Carndonagh FC playing in Inishowen league, FAI junior cup and Derry and District competitions. His keen interest in all sports remains and he supports and encourages participation in all sporting codes. He is presently Vice -chairperson of Carndonagh FC. He enjoys music and drama and is a member of the local choir and partakes in local drama and musical productions.
"Peripherality has and continues to affect life in Donegal and particularly Inishowen. Neglect from Dublin governments, the border issue has resulted in inadequate infrastructure provision, limited health provision and reduced educational opportunities for Inishowen's people. Travel cost to and from the peninsula affects all shades of life, the young, the old business ventures and job opportunities. Recent further cutbacks in services has contributed to an increase in personal safety fears for families in rural and urban communities. Long lonely winter nights and now social isolation and dependency on others has now become the norm for many. The scourge of emigration has added to the loneliness and anxiety felt by many families in Inishowen and Donegal.
Sinn Fein has a passionate interest in the welfare of the people. The Sinn Fein candidates will demand fairness, equality investment and jobs for the community. The election of a strong, experienced and dedicated Sinn Fein team in Inishowen and Donegal will allow positive opportunities to be demanded from Dublin administration. Opportunities for development in the North West and border region will be explored and developed with Sinn Fein in government in the north.