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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:


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Dáil office

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

Cabra Constituency Office

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

North City Constituency Office

Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1397)

Sinn Féin President congratulates US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration20 January, 2021

Pay student nurses and midwives now - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 January, 2021

Let today be the start of the final length of a long road to justice - Mary Lou McDonald TD13 January, 2021

Needs of survivors must be front and centre following publication of Mother and Baby Homes Commission report - Mary Lou McDonald TD12 January, 2021

British and Irish governments must honour all commitments of New Decade, New Approach - Mary Lou McDonald11 January, 2021

Sinn Féin President extends condolences on the passing of Harry Delaney6 January, 2021

2021: A year to show the vision and ambition needed to deliver a fresh start - Mary Lou McDonald TD1 January, 2021

We now need to start planning for a post-Brexit future - Mary Lou McDonald TD24 December, 2020

All-Ireland response needed to tackle Covid-19 - Mary Lou McDonald TD22 December, 2020

Taoiseach must deliver on overdue affordable housing plan – Mary Lou McDonald TD16 December, 2020

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