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Mary Lou McDonald TD


Mary Lou McDonald

Tel: (01) 727 7102

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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)

Tory Brexit will not delay Irish Unity Referendum – McDonald31 July, 2018

‘The continued denial of marriage equality is unacceptable, unsustainable and wrong’ - Mary Lou McDonald TD30 July, 2018

Leo Varadkar failure to honour commitments to victims of Cervical Smear Scandal has compounded damage and hurt - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 July, 2018

Governments must clear a pathway back to Good Friday Institutions – Mary Lou McDonald TD24 July, 2018

Sinn Féin launch women’s healthcare policy document24 July, 2018

EU should seek a special summit before October to resolve Irish issues – McDonald23 July, 2018

McDonald expresses condolences following the death of former Minister Martin O’Donoghue21 July, 2018

Theresa May 'picking a fight' with Ireland and the EU – Mary Lou McDonald TD20 July, 2018

McDonald to tell May ‘Brexit chaos is intolerable’19 July, 2018

Taoiseach to outline plan for failure, but not success – McDonald18 July, 2018

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