A native of Dublin, Donal has lived in Belfast for 15 years and has represented Balmoral as councillor since 2015.
After studying Chemistry at University College Dublin, Donal worked for the Irish Labour Party in Dail Eireann, before building a career in public policy and human rights.
He is SDLP Group leader on Belfast City Council and a former Chairperson of the Planning Committee and the City Growth and Regeneration Committee. Donal is the currenty SDLP Spokesperson for Heritage, culture and arts.
Donal has particular interest in lifelong learning and serves as vice chair of the board of Libraries NI. He is married with three daughters.
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