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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)

Ballymurphy families vindicated - Mary Lou McDonald TD11 May, 2021

End maternity restrictions now - Mary Lou McDonald TD9 May, 2021

Irish government must stand up to British attempt to give state forces immunity - Mary Lou McDonald TD6 May, 2021

Time to end Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael tax deals for wealthy investment funds that are 'gobbling-up' housing estates - Mary Lou McDonald TD5 May, 2021

Sinn Féin Uachtarán thanks Karen Mullan and Martina Anderson for their dedication and commitment4 May, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald TD responds to the resignation of Arlene Foster28 April, 2021

Taoiseach refuses to give concrete assurance that income supports won't be cut - Mary Lou McDonald28 April, 2021

Investment and stimulus will allow us to rebuild stronger, not Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael austerity - Mary Lou McDonald TD26 April, 2021

Generation Rent needs a break but Taoiseach doesn't get it - Mary Lou McDonald TD21 April, 2021

End the denial and start planning for Irish unity - Mary Lou McDonald TD20 April, 2021

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