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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 (1350)

Real action needed to tackle excessive pensions of former bankers and Government Ministers – McDonald7 November, 2012

Environment Minister refuses to intervene in DCC plan for unnecessary recruitment to fill 28 fire brigade positions6 November, 2012

McDonald raises shortage of women’s refuge places31 October, 2012

Upper age limit for mobility allowance must be removed25 October, 2012

New fire brigade recruits should come from disbanded panel – McDonald20 October, 2012

Sinn Féin delegation meets with the Troika17 October, 2012

Government must intervene in Priory Hall crisis - McDonald13 October, 2012

McDonald calls for extension of Ombudsman’s remit10 October, 2012

Government legislating for a failed fiscal strategy – McDonald10 October, 2012

Now clear that Tánaiste backed Reilly from the start – McDonald4 October, 2012

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