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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 (593)

Family homelessness crisis getting steadily worse – McDonald23 June, 2016

McDonald has called for the full implementation of ‘Vision for Change’21 June, 2016

Enda Kenny must support long term strategy to tackle big problems of North Inner City - Mary Lou McDonald19 June, 2016

Coveney must reject waste industry offer on bin charges19 June, 2016

Talking Tough not enough, Coveney must act - McDonald17 June, 2016

Sinn Féin moves to end bin charge hikes – McDonald16 June, 2016

Taoiseach’s comments on North Inner City extremely alarming - Mary Lou McDonald TD15 June, 2016

Women have suffered enough – 8th Amendment must go – Mary Lou McDonald TD10 June, 2016

Psychiatric Nurses industrial action requires immediate Ministerial intervention – McDonald9 June, 2016

Lack of government action is contributing to spiralling rent – McDonald9 June, 2016

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