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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:

Email[email protected]

Dáil officeLeinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: (01) 618 3230

Cabra Constituency Office58 Fassaugh Avenue
Cabra West
Dublin 7
Telephone: (01) 868 3934

North Strand Constituency Office15 North Strand Road
Five Lamps
Dublin 1
Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1073)

Sinn Féin welcomes Constitutional Convention votes in favour of marriage equality14 April, 2013

Government fails fairness test with Croke Park 2 - McDonald13 April, 2013

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD - Public Sector Reform & Political Reform12 April, 2013

Cork City Council’s call for Government apology to Bethany Home survivors welcomed9 April, 2013

Civic Reception for Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Castlebar5 April, 2013

Border poll a logical step in campaign to end partition – McDonald31 March, 2013

McDonald deeply disappointed at government delay on Bethany Homes28 March, 2013

McDonald critical of Shatter’s treatment of gardaí28 March, 2013

McDonald says ethos of National Lottery radically altered27 March, 2013

Offending provision in personal insolvency guidelines must be removed – McDonald27 March, 2013

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