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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 (1312)

Sinn Féin committed to standing up for those who need it most – McDonald25 May, 2019

Westminster chaos cannot derail talks progress – Mary Lou McDonald TD24 May, 2019

Friday is opportunity to pass judgment on an out of touch and incompetent government – McDonald22 May, 2019

‘Bonkers’ co-living proposal not the solution to rental crisis – McDonald22 May, 2019

The backstop is the bare minimum needed to protect Irish rights and agreements - Mary Lou McDonald TD21 May, 2019

Government in ‘ideological cul de sac’ on Housing Crisis – McDonald19 May, 2019

Out of touch government incapable of dealing with the housing crisis – Mary Lou McDonald TD18 May, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald attends Dublin-Monaghan bombings memorial event17 May, 2019

Shambolic handling of Brexit by the British Government continues - Mary Lou McDonald TD17 May, 2019

Government must stop blocking action on rip-off insurance costs – Mary Lou McDonald TD15 May, 2019

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