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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 (1040)

Government failure to deliver Programme for Government Dáil reforms - McDonald19 June, 2013

Sinn Féin welcomes publication of IHRC Follow-up Report on State Involvement in the Magdalene Laundries18 June, 2013

McDonald calls on Justice Minister to address serious concerns raised by UNCAT on the Magdalene’s Inter-Departmental Committee Report13 June, 2013

Women’s Aid Report a stark reminder of government’s failure to protect women and children from domestic violence12 June, 2013

Delay in publishing report on Magdalene redress unacceptable - McDonald11 June, 2013

There must be consequences for childcare facilities in breach of guidelines – McDonald30 May, 2013

State funding should be withheld from childcare facilities that are not properly inspected - Mc Donald29 May, 2013

McDonald voices opposition to bill to cut public sector pay29 May, 2013

McDonald expresses gratitude to Justice for Magdalenes17 May, 2013

McDonald welcomes progress on Construction Contracts Bill15 May, 2013

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