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Mary Lou McDonald - Deputy Party Leader, shadowing An Tánaiste and all-Ireland Spokesperson on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Mary Lou McDonald is your TD for Dublin Central, Vice President of Sinn Féin and the party’s spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform. She was MEP for Dublin from 2004 until 2009 and during her time in the European Parliament; Mary Lou was a prominent member of the Employment/Social Affairs and Civil Liberties Committees.

More recently, she has been to the fore in challenging the Fine Gael/Labour government on the excessive pay and pensions paid out across the top of the public sector. Her role on the Public Accounts Committee has seen her take on vested interests across the political spectrum ensuring real accountability for citizens. Her work on behalf of the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries and Bethany Home has been well recorded.

Educated in Trinity College Dublin, the University of Limerick and Dublin City University she studied English Literature, European Integration Studies and Human Resource Management. Mary Lou and her husband Martin live locally and they have two young children. She has built a strong reputation for hard work through her local constituency offices and her involvement in local campaigns.

Portfolio: Deputy Leader, Public Expenditure and Reform

Oireachtas Committees: Public Accounts Committee, Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee

Constituency Office details/Clinic times: 60 Amiens Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 01 7277101. 58 Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 8683934. Email: marylou@sinnfein.ie. Please contact constituency office for clinic times.

Statements (655)

Inner City Initiative ‘welcome, but only a foundation’ – McDonald16 February, 2017

Incompetent Taoiseach and shambolic government on borrowed time - Mary Lou McDonald TD16 February, 2017

Private Commission of Investigation is an absolute non-runner – McDonald13 February, 2017

Chaotic Government needs to go – McDonald13 February, 2017

Taoiseach & Tánaiste "making it up as they go along" on Maurice McCabe controversy - Mary Lou McDonald TD12 February, 2017

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in a "kick for touch, cover up" Government - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 February, 2017

Minister Fitzgerald's version of events is not credible - Mary Lou McDonald TD10 February, 2017

Garda Commissioner must step aside immediately - Mary Lou McDonald TD9 February, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald TD accuses Government of Rutland Street School U-Turn9 February, 2017

Sinn Féin will not enter government merely to give cover to right wing parties - McDonald4 February, 2017

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