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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 (1366)

The legacy of Terence MacSwiney still resonates one hundred years on - Mary Lou McDonald TD25 October, 2020

It makes common sense to plan for Irish Unity - Mary Lou McDonald TD22 October, 2020

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD extends condolences on passing of Dr Margaret MacCurtain6 October, 2020

Poor health service capacity represents a decade of failure from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – Mary Lou McDonald TD6 October, 2020

Sinn Féin President briefs Congressional Friends of Ireland1 October, 2020

Britain must drop threats to breach international law through Brexit – Mary Lou McDonald TD1 October, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald TD calls on Taoiseach to raise Bloody Sunday families’ fight for truth with British Prime Minister29 September, 2020

Martin Browne TD appointed Chair of Joint Committee on Public Petitions28 September, 2020

Good Friday Agreement cannot be used as a pawn by British government in negotiations with the EU - Mary Lou McDonald TD28 September, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald TD writes to Health Minister calling for urgent, ring-fenced funding for disability services21 September, 2020

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