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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 fails to tackle bumper pension pay-outs – McDonald15 December, 2011

Labour must reverse cut to teaching supports for DEIS schools – McDonald15 December, 2011

Government’s planned cut of 428 DEIS teaching posts insidious – McDonald13 December, 2011

Government must clarify intention on 0.5% deficit ceiling – McDonald12 December, 2011

Deal gives Brussels even greater say in Ireland than EU/IMF programme.11 December, 2011

Government targets low-income families in budget of broken promises – McDonald5 December, 2011

Taoiseach’s address was a softening up exercise – McDonald5 December, 2011

Fine Gael and Labour continuing Fianna Fáil tradition of political cronyism – McDonald4 December, 2011

McDonald slams government guillotine on bank guarantee debate1 December, 2011

Labour acting as mud guard for Fine Gael’s right wing policies – McDonald1 December, 2011

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