Pat the Cope will provide experience, energy and drive to ensure that Donegal’s voice is strongly represented in Dáil Éireann. If elected, central to his representing of the constituency is an office that works for the people and listens to the people regardless of how big or small an issue maybe.
Pat the Cope was elected to Donegal County Council in 1979. Subsequently, he was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1981, serving until 1997, and for a second time in 2002 until 2009. He was elected to the European Parliament in 1994 and was successfully re-elected in 1999 and 2009.