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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 (1364)

Support for victims of domestic violence welcome but move is long overdue - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 June, 2020

Childcare providers left in the dark as a result of empty government promises - Mary Lou McDonald TD9 June, 2020

A proper plan to reopen childcare is needed, not a dig out from family and friends - Mary Lou McDonald TD7 June, 2020

Easing of public health restrictions welcome, but a lot of work left to do - Mary Lou McDonald TD5 June, 2020

British government must honour its commitments - Mary Lou McDonald2 June, 2020

Relief for many women as exclusion from Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for those returning from maternity leave is ended - Mary Lou McDonald TD29 May, 2020

Decision to end the exclusion of women returning from maternity leave from the Temporary Wage Scheme a victory for common sense - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 May, 2020

Failure to provide credible childcare scheme 'inexcusable' - Mary Lou McDonald TD26 May, 2020

Thank you to our courageous and selfless healthcare workers - Mary Lou McDonald TD25 May, 2020

Revenue can include women returning from maternity leave in TWSS; this needs to be sorted now - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 May, 2020

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