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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 (1498)

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

Sinn Féin TDs to attend rally in support of single parents18 February, 2012

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform must revoke Ministerial allowances15 February, 2012

McDonald hits out at Minister Hogan’s “brazen” handling of Dublin City waste crisis14 February, 2012

Dáil debate called for as private company threatens non collection of household waste14 February, 2012

Community Employment Schemes under threat: Sinn Féin4 February, 2012

Investigation into Bethany Mother and Baby Home must be granted3 February, 2012

Government’s approach to public services contradictory – McDonald31 January, 2012

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader calls on HSE chief to launch review of medical cards27 January, 2012

Dublin City Council must answer questions on personal information provided to Greyhound waste services – McDonald26 January, 2012

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