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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 (1397)

Labour MEP who opposed austerity measures in Europe should campaign against the treaty here – McDonald3 April, 2012

Government's promissory note plan to cost the state an additional €90 million this year – McDonald29 March, 2012

Government’s relationship with Denis O’Brien questioned in the Dáil29 March, 2012

There must be consequences for those who guilty of corruption – McDonald28 March, 2012

McDonald calls for referendum date before Easter break26 March, 2012

Devil is in the detail of promissory note deal – McDonald22 March, 2012

Government must end bully boy tactics on household charge – McDonald21 March, 2012

Whopper salary for top banker outrageous – McDonald15 March, 2012

McDonald introduces legislation to end added years and special pension payments to City and County Managers14 March, 2012

True measure of government’s performance can be seen in queues for working abroad expos7 March, 2012

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