Thomas Pringle TD

About Thomas

Thomas Pringle is an Independent TD who has worked tirelessly for the people of Donegal since his election in 2011.

Thomas champions many local and national issues that affect the people of Donegal and Ireland.

A little bit about me…

I grew up in Killybegs Co. Donegal and attended St Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs and then studied Applied Biology at Letterkenny Regional Technical College (LYIT now). Shortly afterwards I emigrated to London for two years in the late 80s, but returned to Ireland where I eventually secured work in Donegal.

For 17 years I worked in the Water Services of Donegal County Council (1994-2011) running the water treatment plant in Killybegs. I was one of the first 16 employees in the country to go through the pilot vocational training programme for water services workers in 1997, and trained as an assessor to assess the candidates for the vocational training in water services. I was also shop steward representing the water caretakers in Donegal County Council from 1996-1999, when I was then elected to Donegal County Council and remained a Councillor until the general election of 2011.

I want Donegal to be a place where everyone will have work and choose to make their lives here. I have a vision for where I believe we in Donegal can go and how we can achieve an economy and society that we can be proud of. People constantly ask about local issues that will shape the next election, but our local issues are also national issues. We need to address local issues on a national stage and put in place services that benefit every community in the country.