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Mary Lou McDonald TD

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Mary Lou McDonald

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MARY LOU is Leader of Sinn Féin and Teachta Dála for the Dublin Central constituency. Mary Lou is married to Martin and they have two young children, Iseult and Gerard. She is proud to represent the people of Dublin Central where she has a reputation for hard work and championing the needs of her constituency both locally and nationally.

Prior to becoming Leader of Sinn Féin in February 2018 Mary Lou was Deputy Leader of the party. Following her election to the Dáil in 2011 Mary Lou was Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform and on her re-election in 2016 Sinn Féin’s All-Ireland Spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. She was a prominent member of the Public Accounts Committee between 2011 and 2017 holding Ministers and senior civil servants to account. She has also served on the Joint Oireachtas Committees for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Future of Mental Health.

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.

Educated in Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Limerick and Dublin City University she studied English Literature, European Integration Studies and Human Resource Management. She 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.

Mary Lou’s Contact Details:

Telephone: (01) 727 7102
Send Mary Lou an Email:
Constituency Office: [email protected]
Dáil Office: [email protected]

Statements (996)

Remain vote in the North "must be respected" - Mary Lou McDonald TD15 November, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald statement on resignation of Peadar Tóibín15 November, 2018

Proposal for a North Inner City Authority must deliver a safe, sustainable, vibrant and hopeful community - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 November, 2018

Withdrawal agreement must give legal effect to Taoiseach's 'cast iron' guarantee - Mary Lou McDonald TD13 November, 2018

Participation of Irish abroad essential in campaign to secure voting rights - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 November, 2018

December backstop agreement must be upheld - Mary Lou McDonald TD in New York9 November, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald welcomes commitment to Magdalene Laundry survivors payments7 November, 2018

Brexit 'backstop' must be an absolute and permanent guarantee - Mary Lou McDonald TD6 November, 2018

A temporary backstop is no backstop – McDonald5 November, 2018

British government acting in bad faith – McDonald2 November, 2018

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