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Mary Lou McDonald

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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 (1238)

Recruitment embargo undermining frontline services - McDonald20 July, 2011

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform agrees to publish Department Chiefs slash and burn memo14 July, 2011

Justice Minister must publish Magdalene Laundries Committee’s terms of reference13 July, 2011

McDonald holds HSE boss to account as he confirms A&E closure in Mallow7 July, 2011

Health Minister creates new uncertainty around future of children’s hospital7 July, 2011

TLAC appointees must now be allowed bring new blood into public service - McDonald6 July, 2011

Government still refusing to publish Cahill Report6 July, 2011

200,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital appointments - McDonald5 July, 2011

McDonald calls on Government to publish Magdalene Laundries committee terms of Reference5 July, 2011

Sinn Féin supports Bethany Home Survivors demand for inclusion in Magdalene Laundries investigation4 July, 2011

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