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Mary Lou McDonald TD

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Mary 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 (487)

Government should reverse ‘anti-women and anti-child’ cut to Lone Parent supports – McDonald30 June, 2015

PAC ‘neither permitted nor prepared’ to deal with issues of grave public importance – McDonald25 June, 2015

Cuts to Lone Parent Allowance ‘anti-woman and anti-child’ – McDonald25 June, 2015

McDonald addresses Bodenstown commemoration21 June, 2015

Clerys liquidation a real blow to 130 workers – Mary Lou McDonald TD12 June, 2015

Clerys liquidation a real blow to 130 workers – Mary Lou McDonald TD12 June, 2015

Greater government intervention needed to free Ibrahim Halawa – McDonald11 June, 2015

Terms of reference for Commission of Investigation into IBRC need significant changes - Mary Lou McDonald8 June, 2015

High Court ruling on privilege ‘only a prelude’ – McDonald2 June, 2015

Government has abandoned its responsibilities during Siteserv scandal – McDonald1 June, 2015

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