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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]

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Mary Lou McDonald TD pays tribute to Republican "trailblazer" Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin7 March, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald TD to lead a Sinn Féin Delegation to USA7 March, 2018

Time to move Bill for Referendum on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment – Mary Lou McDonald TD7 March, 2018

Responsibility to ensure North retains access to British and EU markets after Brexit lies firmly with British Government – Mary Lou McDonald TD6 March, 2018

Taoiseach must scrap strategic communications unit and come before the PAC – McDonald6 March, 2018

Sinn Féin leadership holds ‘productive meeting’ with Barnier5 March, 2018

Sinn Féin leadership holds ‘productive meeting’ with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier5 March, 2018

British Government’s Brexit intentions ‘contradict their rhetoric on the north of Ireland’ – McDonald4 March, 2018

“British Prime Minister fails to grasp the hard truths and realities of Brexit” - Mary Lou McDonald TD2 March, 2018

McDonald to lead Sinn Féin delegation to meeting with Michel Barnier on Monday1 March, 2018

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