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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 (1026)

Public Expenditure Minister needs to clarify new Lottery licence Good Causes funding9 May, 2013

Sinn Féin welcomes Constitutional Convention report on gender equality8 May, 2013

Howlin needs to back off and let discussions proceed – Mc Donald8 May, 2013

McDonald calls for reversal of cut to respite care grant2 May, 2013

McDonald calls for X Case legislation before recess30 April, 2013

Astonishing cynicism from Howlin: McDonald27 April, 2013

McDonald accuses Taoiseach of snubbing frontline public servants24 April, 2013

Low and middle income public servants have no more to give: McDonald23 April, 2013

Mícheál Martin’s attack on Sinn Féin is electorally motivated and ridiculous – McDonald21 April, 2013

Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013 Mary Lou McDonald's Dáil speech17 April, 2013

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