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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)

VEC Chiefs pocketed €500,000 in allowances and expenses in 20117 March, 2012

Sinn Féin to mark International Women’s Day with “Flowers for Magdalenes” event1 March, 2012

City & County Managers get €1.3 million in special payments on retirement29 February, 2012

McDonald welcomes Whistleblower Bill28 February, 2012

Doherty and McDonald to attend Economic Crisis seminar in London27 February, 2012

Sinn Féin publishes motion opposing sale of state assets25 February, 2012

Labour turns its back on commitments to retain State assets in public ownership23 February, 2012

Selling off State assets to pay off bank debts is a bad deal for citizens and the economy22 February, 2012

Taoiseach must consult opposition on Constitutional Convention without delay21 February, 2012

Government must maintain funding for good causes when awarding National Lottery licence21 February, 2012

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