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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 (374)

Mary Lou McDonald TD condemns shocking attack on Gardaí in Ballyfermot21 November, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald TD delivers keynote address to European Infrastructure Conference17 November, 2022

Refusal of Taoiseach and Housing Minister to recognise housing emergency 'a big problem' - Mary Lou McDonald16 November, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD extends condolences on passing of Vicky Phelan14 November, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald to attend Remembrance Sunday Service in Dublin13 November, 2022

British PM must use space to get joint solution with EU - McDonald10 November, 2022

DCC decision to protect Moore Street buildings a significant step forward - Mary Lou McDonald TD8 November, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald welcomes Taoiseach’s ‘no return to direct rule’ commitment26 October, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald calls for politics to work for all our people24 October, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD comments on the resignation of the British Prime Minister Liz Truss20 October, 2022

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