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Mary Lou McDonald TD


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 (1040)

There can be no renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement – Mary Lou McDonald TD7 December, 2018

McDonald leads Sinn Féin EU diplomatic offensive3 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald receives Politico’s European Leaders Class of 2019 Award3 December, 2018

Bhí sé ceart staonadh ó Westminster siar i 1918 agus tá sé ceart anois – Mary Lou McDonald TD3 December, 2018

People deserve a home for Christmas, not a hostel - Mary Lou McDonald TD1 December, 2018

Research finds state agencies boards under remit of An Taoiseach have the lowest proportion of women – Mary Lou McDonald TD29 November, 2018

McDonald extends solidarity to the people of Palestine29 November, 2018

Sinn Féin leader supports Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation28 November, 2018

Sinn Féin leader supports ‘Know Your Status’ HIV Ireland World Aids Day Initiative28 November, 2018

Urgent need for a cap on moneylenders interest rates - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 November, 2018

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