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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: [email protected] Please contact constituency office for clinic times.

Statements (688)

McDonald comments on Jonathan Dowdall case28 April, 2017

Help end the stigma around Mental Health, Wear a Green Ribbon – McDonald27 April, 2017

Irish government weakness will lead to a bad deal for Ireland – McDonald21 April, 2017

Taoiseach should brief party leaders on his approach to EU Council meeting – McDonald20 April, 2017

Westminster election – Sinn Féin will fight Tory Brexit agenda – McDonald18 April, 2017

Financial irregularities at Gay and Lesbian Equality Network to be raised at Public Accounts Committee - Mary Lou McDonald TD17 April, 2017

The time to prepare for Irish reunification is now - Mary Lou McDonald TD16 April, 2017

Taoiseach is a bystander in Brexit negotiations - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 April, 2017

Water deal is a classic example of Fine Gael connivance and Fianna Fáil ‘cute hoorism’ – McDonald12 April, 2017

People should have their say if British government and DUP block progress - McDonald10 April, 2017

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