MLA is a Social Democratic and Labour Party
(SDLP) councillor and member of the Northern Ireland Assembly in Ballymena
O'Loan was elected as member for the constituency of North Antrim in the 2007 Assembly Elections.
He is married to Nuala O'Loan, the former Police Ombudsman.
- Secretary of the Association of SDLP Councillors
- Chair of Ballymena District Policing Partnership
- Chair of Ballymena Community Safety Partnership
- Member of the Board of Ballymena Citizens Advice Bureau
- Member of the Board of Ballymena Community Forum
- Member of the Ballymena Local Strategy Partnership
- Member of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council