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Mary Lou McDonald TD

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Mary Lou McDonald TDMary Lou is a TD for Dublin Central, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader and the party’s Spokesperson on Public Expenditure & Reform. She was an MEP for Dublin from 2004 to 2009 and during her time in the European Parliament Mary Lou was a prominent member of the Employment and Social Affairs committee and Civil Liberties committee.

McDonald led both Sinn Féin campaigns against the Lisbon Treaty and was part of the Sinn Féin negotiating team who delivered the St. Andrew’s Agreement.

More recently she has been to the fore in challenging the 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. Her Dáil work encompasses the broad spectrum of issues including gender and marriage equality. Mary Lou chair Sinn Féin’s Constitutional Convention Committee and represents the party at the Convention alongside her colleagues from the Dáil and Assembly.

Mary Lou and her husband Martin live locally and have two young children. She has a reputation for hard work, through her local constituency office and her involvement in local campaigns.

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 previously worked as a consultant for the Irish Productivity Centre, a researcher for the Institute of European Affairs and a trainer in the trade union sponsored Partnership Unit of the Educational and Training Services Trust. Before being elected to the European Parliament she worked for the party in coordinating the work of Sinn Féin elected representatives across the island.

Name: Mary Lou McDonald TD

Constituency: Dublin Central

Portfolio: Deputy Leader, Public Expenditure and Reform

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

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/MaryLouMcDonald

Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/MaryLouMcDonaldTD

 

Website address: www.maryloumcdonald.ie

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.

Oireachtas contact details: Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 618 3230. Email: Marylou.mcdonald@oireachtas.ie

Date completed: Wednesday, 03 April 2013

Statements (394)

Kerins and Flannery ‘still needed before PAC’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD10 April, 2014

Kerins and Flannery still need to appear before PAC to restore public confidence - Mary Lou McDonald TD8 April, 2014

McDonald welcomes Quinn agreement to review Bethany Survivors claim3 April, 2014

Bethany Survivors ‘will not rest’ until they are vindicated – McDonald2 April, 2014

Kerins ‘not off the hook’ with PAC – Mary Lou McDonald TD2 April, 2014

Minister no reformer, but defender of status quo – Mary Lou McDonald TD1 April, 2014

Adams and McDonald raise undocumented issue on Capitol Hill14 March, 2014

Christine Buckley was a phenomenally brave woman – Mary Lou McDonald TD11 March, 2014

Flannery must still appear before the Public Accounts Committee – Mary Lou McDonald10 March, 2014

McDonald addresses DCU conference on social resistance and political alternatives10 March, 2014

Dáil Members (14)

Constituency:
Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Phone: (01) 6184084
Email: aengus.osnodaigh@oireachtas.ie
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Constituency:
Laois/Offaly

Brian Stanley TD

Constituency office: 057-866251
Dáil office: 01 618 3987
Email: brian.stanley@oir.ie
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Constituency:
Cavan/Monaghan

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Phone: (01) 6183005
Email: caoimhghin.ocaolain@oireachtas.ie


Constituency:
Dublin North West

Dessie Ellis TD

Oireachtas telephone: 01  6183006
Email:
dessie.ellis@oireachtas.ie
Follow Dessie on Facebook and Twitter
Website:
www.dessieellis.ie




Constituency:
Kerry North

Martin Ferris TD

Email: martin.ferris@oireachtas.ie
Phone: (01) 6184248





Constituency:
Meath West

Peadar Tóibín TD

Twitter: twitter.com/Toibin1



Constituency:
Cork East

Sandra McLellan TD

Constituency Office: 024 20888
Oireachtas Office:
01 6183122
Email:
sandra.mclellan@oireachtas.ie
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Sandramclellan


Constituency:
Dublin South

Seán Crowe TD

Twitter account:  www.twitter.com/SeanCroweTD
Facebook account:
www.facebook.com/sean.crowe.526
Website address:
www.seancrowe.ie

Mary Lou McDonald TD