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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 (579)

Gardaí must be fully resourced to tackle serious crime and safeguard the community - Mary Lou McDonald TD24 May, 2016

McDonald condemns killing in North Inner City24 May, 2016

McDonald seeks corrections from news outlets to untrue story on stationery claim23 May, 2016

Time for marriage equality across the island21 May, 2016

Silence is deafening from Commissioner O’Sullivan – Mary Lou McDonald20 May, 2016

Charging for Green Bins was ‘an ill-conceived notion’ – McDonald18 May, 2016

People of the north inner city will not be intimidated – McDonald17 May, 2016

North Inner City standing together against violence - McDonald15 May, 2016

Mental health budget cannot be compromised – McDonald13 May, 2016

People are living in fear – McDonald5 May, 2016

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