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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 (377)

Change of government needed to tackle crises in housing, health and cost of living - Mary Lou McDonald TD15 September, 2023

Mary Lou McDonald TD calls on Irish government to take European case against British legacy bill21 June, 2023

Mary Lou McDonald TD urges action to protect jobs at Tara Mines14 June, 2023

‘Working for All’ – Sinn Féin launch council election manifesto9 May, 2023

Ireland can be a European leader of prosperity, peace and hope – Mary Lou McDonald TD27 April, 2023

Massive scaling-up of affordable and social housing needed - Mary Lou McDonald TD24 April, 2023

We need stable government not endless political drift - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 April, 2023

Mary Lou McDonald TD responds to judgement in Regency case17 April, 2023

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald's speech on the 100th anniversary of the death of Liam Lynch10 April, 2023

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD's speech at annual Easter Rising Commemoration9 April, 2023

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