Cllr. Niall Ó Donnghaile (Pottinger)
Cllr. Niall Ó Donnghaile is the Sinn Féin Representative for East Belfast and was elected as councillor for the Pottinger ward in 2011.
Educated through the Irish Medium Sector, Niall is a Politics Graduate and fluent Irish speaker who actively campaigns on language rights and equality for its speakers.
A fulltime Sinn Féin activist, Niall is employed as the party's Press Officer in the Stormont Assembly.
As well as party activism, he is a committed community worker in the Short Strand, the area in which he was born and reared. He is a member of the Short Strand Partnership Board which lobbies for economic and social regeneration within the Short Strand and the broader east Belfast locality.
Although still in his twenties Niall is a veteran of cross-community engagement having been involved in community issues since his early teens. Niall is deeply involved in grassroots engagement between communities in the east of the city, working in particular with the BCRC to lobby on behalf of disadvantaged working class 'Interface' areas and ensuring the needs and safety of these communities are kept to the fore of governments attention.
Niall works closely with various other organisations across the constituency on issues of importance such as the developments at Titanic Quarter and Sirocco Quays, as well as strongly in support of residents on the issue of the proposed runway extension at Belfast City Airport.
A particular interest is his ongoing lobbying on behalf of people throughout the city who are languishing on the housing waiting list and working to ensure the development of more, decent social and family homes.
A GAA enthusiast, Niall is an avid follower of the County Down footballers.
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