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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.

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Cancer Screening programmes must enjoy public confidence – McDonald19 January, 2017

Taoiseach must now set out his stall on Brexit negotiations – McDonald18 January, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald TD to speak at Dual Diagnosis conference in Cork tomorrow11 January, 2017

Promises made to homeless people in Apollo House must be fulfilled - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 January, 2017

Southern political leaders must defend the Good Friday Agreement - Mary Lou McDonald TD10 January, 2017

"They are a scourge on Dublin and its people" - Mary Lou McDonald TD strongly condemns shooting in West Dublin22 December, 2016

HSE Service Plan fails mental health services and those who depend on them - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 December, 2016

Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil move on Diaspora voting rights ‘gutter stuff’ - Mary Lou McDonald TD1 December, 2016

Water charges in any guise ‘unacceptable’ – McDonald30 November, 2016

Repeal and Enact - Sinn Féin Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly25 November, 2016

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