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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)

Sinn Féin call on Tánaiste to publish IMF/EU Programme Memorandum of Understanding21 April, 2011

Whose purpose is served by our current licensing and revenue terms – McDonald20 April, 2011

Minister must act to hold external auditors to account – McDonald20 April, 2011

The gap between public income and expenditure cannot be bridged by asset-stripping the state – McDonald20 April, 2011

Government spending review cannot be used as cover for sale of state assets11 April, 2011

Visit of British Queen insensitive and premature – McDonald8 April, 2011

Sinn Féin to attend protest in opposition to Gardaí rape remarks7 April, 2011

Time for Fine Gael and Labour to grow a backbone – McDonald6 April, 2011

Mary Lou McDonald addresses Sinn Féin election campaign launch4 April, 2011

Gilmore’s diplomatic drive described as closing the stable door after the horse has bolted3 April, 2011

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