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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 (1357)

It is time to accept that this government has run out of road - Sinn Féin President9 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar completely out of touch - Mary Lou McDonald TD8 January, 2020

RIC commemoration needs to be cancelled - Mary Lou McDonald7 January, 2020

State commemoration of the RIC must be cancelled - Sinn Féin President6 January, 2020

Sinn Féin President thanks Jonathan O'Brien TD for his 'massive contribution'5 January, 2020

Sinn Féin President offers condolences on the passing of Marian Finucane2 January, 2020

2020: A decade for change, solutions, progress and unity - Sinn Féin President30 December, 2019

Minister Zappone backs Sinn Féin’s proposal for creches - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 December, 2019

Government action needed to ensure creche doors open after Christmas – Mary Lou McDonald18 December, 2019

People want solutions, not playacting from Varadkar and Martin - Mary Lou McDonald TD17 December, 2019

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