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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 (310)

Sinn Féin will continue to support John Downey and his family – Mary Lou McDonald TD12 October, 2019

Any deal must have legal and enduring guarantees that deliver for Ireland - Sinn Féin President11 October, 2019

Sinn Féin President condemns Turkish military invasion in northern Syria10 October, 2019

We need a New Deal for workers and families – Sinn Féin President9 October, 2019

Taoiseach out of ideas and desperate to cling to power - Mary Lou McDonald TD6 October, 2019

‘Time to build a pan-Celtic political culture to defeat Toryism’ - Sinn Féin President tells Plaid Cymru conference5 October, 2019

Dublin City Council has only one chance to get the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens right - Mary Lou McDonald TD4 October, 2019

Boris Johnson’s proposals ‘reckless and dangerous’ – Mary Lou McDonald2 October, 2019

What is the Taoiseach’s plan for University Hospital Limerick? – Mary Lou McDonald TD2 October, 2019

Solutions, not excuses, needed to tackle trolley crisis – Mary Lou McDonald TD1 October, 2019

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