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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 (1477)

Statement by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD8 April, 2021

Now is our time, now is the time for Irish Unity - Mary Lou McDonald TD4 April, 2021

Taoiseach's refusal to answer questions on autism dossiers scandals extremely alarming - Mary Lou McDonald TD31 March, 2021

Danske Bank workplace Domestic Violence policy a welcome and encouraging development - Louise O’Reilly TD and Mary Lou McDonald TD30 March, 2021

Now is the time to prepare for constitutional change - Mary Lou McDonald27 March, 2021

Half-baked government quarantine plan leaves us dangerously exposed - Mary Lou McDonald TD24 March, 2021

Sinn Féin brief Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus on Capitol Hill17 March, 2021

Sinn Féin leadership to meet leading US political figures16 March, 2021

Emergency investment essential to meet Tsunami of mental health need - Mary Lou McDonald TD16 March, 2021

The Fine Gael leader needs to go - Mary Lou McDonald TD15 March, 2021

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