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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 Strand Constituency Office

15 North Strand Road
Five Lamps
Dublin 1
Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1352)

Redress must be extended to Bethany Home survivors – McDonald21 February, 2013

Sinn Féin welcomes Constitutional Convention votes in favour of women’s equality17 February, 2013

Women need definitive constitutional guarantees: McDonald15 February, 2013

Government must tackle gold plated pensions14 February, 2013

Health Minister must immediately provide copy of report to Halappanavar family14 February, 2013

Incarceration of Magdalene women was an illegal act in its own time12 February, 2013

Second annual “Flowers for Magdalenes” event to take place10 February, 2013

Taoiseach must issue full apology to Magdalene women – McDonald6 February, 2013

Government response to Magdalene Laundries Report deeply disappointing: McDonald5 February, 2013

Deenihan must act without delay to preserve Moore Street National Monument31 January, 2013

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