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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 (1478)

Worries of workers and businesses on income supports not on the Taoiseach's radar - Mary Lou McDonald TD26 May, 2021

Commitments made must be honored and implemented – McDonald24 May, 2021

Progress can be made in tackling key challenges - Mary Lou McDonald19 May, 2021

Taoiseach must deliver 100% fully-funded scheme for Mica-affected homes in Donegal and Mayo - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 May, 2021

Government proposals on 'cuckoo funds' must bring an end to sweetheart tax deals - Mary Lou McDonald18 May, 2021

US Senate united in supporting the Good Friday Agreement - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 May, 2021

Work must begin to tackle challenges facing the north – Mary Lou McDonald TD14 May, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald extends condolences on the passing of Seamus Deane13 May, 2021

Plenty of bluster from Taoiseach but still no action to tackle investor funds - Mary Lou McDonald TD12 May, 2021

Where is the Taoiseach's plan to stop vulture funds snapping up family homes? - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 May, 2021

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