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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
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Constituency Office: [email protected]
Dáil Office: [email protected]

Statements (892)

Taoiseach Varadkar living in denial while people live on the streets - Mary Lou McDonald TD7 April, 2018

Taoiseach must take action on housing crisis – McDonald6 April, 2018

Victims of sexual assault are entitled to better treatment in the judicial system - Mary Lou McDonald TD2 April, 2018

McDonald expresses condolences following the death of Fr Joseph Mallin1 April, 2018

Irish woman will not stand by as we are objectified, disrespected, or abused – McDonald1 April, 2018

Ireland stands with the People of Palestine - Mary Lou McDonald TD31 March, 2018

Micheál Martin is "a joint architect of Fine Gael's profound failures" - Mary Lou McDonald TD30 March, 2018

Varadkar failing important challenges as Taoiseach - Mary Lou McDonald TD30 March, 2018

A year out from Brexit, British Government must bring forward workable proposals – McDonald29 March, 2018

Sinn Féin welcomes publication of abortion legislative framework28 March, 2018

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