Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Mary Lou McDonald TD


Mary Lou McDonald

Tel: (01) 727 7102

Email me

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:


[email protected]

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)

Cronyism continuing under Fine Gael and Labour14 November, 2011

McDonald welcomes revised terms of Top Level Appointments Committee8 November, 2011

Government’s “accountancy error” deeply embarrassing – McDonald1 November, 2011

Government takes a duvet day while millions handed over to senior bondholder – McDonald1 November, 2011

ESB Chief’s salary scandalous – McDonald27 October, 2011

Bill should include obligation to act on information provided by whistleblowers – McDonald25 October, 2011

Seán Gallagher’s bluster can’t obscure facts that he received €5,00025 October, 2011

Government must tackle excessive pay in the public sector – McDonald19 October, 2011

Justice Minister admits to putting EU/IMF legislation before Programme for Government commitments on domestic violence – McDonald13 October, 2011

Dáil to debate Government plans to sell commercial semi states - McDonald accuses Ministers of short-termism13 October, 2011

Join Sinn Féin

Donate to Sinn Féin