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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 (862)

Mary Lou McDonald TD raises need for sentencing guidelines with Taoiseach28 March, 2018

McDonald expresses concern for Irish neutrality following expulsion of Russian diplomat27 March, 2018

Governments must produce plan to secure rights and implement agreements – McDonald26 March, 2018

Continued repression of Catalan democracy is reprehensible and counterproductive - Mary Lou McDonald TD26 March, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald TD expresses condolences to the family of Seán Treacy25 March, 2018

Shadow Assembly represents retreat from power sharing - McDonald24 March, 2018

Challenges of Brexit and Tory/DUP pact must be met – McDonald tells UI conference24 March, 2018

Metro North should proceed but not through Na Fianna grounds – Mary Lou McDonald TD23 March, 2018

Sinn Féin leader launches Councillors Consultative Project23 March, 2018

British Prime Minister must clarify position on backstop – McDonald21 March, 2018

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