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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 (1384)

Government must publish affordable housing plan before Christmas - Mary Lou McDonald TD2 December, 2020

Stigma around HIV must end – Mary Lou McDonald TD1 December, 2020

Sinn Féin President calls for show of solidarity with the people of Palestine29 November, 2020

The Kilmichael Ambush turned the tide of the Tan War and changed the course of history - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 November, 2020

Violence against women ‘at epidemic levels’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD25 November, 2020

Increased funding for violence services welcome, but strategy to deliver additional refuge places must follow - Mary Lou McDonald21 November, 2020

We remember Bloody Sunday 1920 with reverence and respect - Mary Lou McDonald TD21 November, 2020

Government failure to meet legal obligations on domestic violence refuge places shameful - Mary Lou McDonald TD19 November, 2020

Government must intervene to secure future of Dublin Zoo - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 November, 2020

A better housing deal for Oscar Traynor site is possible - Mary Lou McDonald TD17 November, 2020

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