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Mary Lou McDonald TD


Mary Lou McDonald

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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)

McDonald calls on Rabbitte to publish the Cahill/Frontier Economics Report on ESB30 June, 2011

Sinn Féin calls on Minister Howlin to set up Action Group to tackle semi state executive pay and bonuses28 June, 2011

Clarity needed on pay of NTMA staff seconded to Department of Finance23 June, 2011

Capping pay at €250,000 does not go far enough – McDonald22 June, 2011

Fine Gael & Labour put Fianna Fáil at the helm of Public Accounts Committee15 June, 2011

Minister Howlin has still not embraced the Reform Agenda15 June, 2011

Full Statutory Inquiry in Magdelene Laundries required – McDonald15 June, 2011

Commercial semi-states have the potential to drive economic recovery, but action must be taken to tackle exorbitant salaries – McDonald12 June, 2011

Minister Howlin needs to take RTÉ Chief’s lead on top down pay cuts10 June, 2011

New Department of Public Expenditure & Reform established2 June, 2011

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