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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)

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald raises ‘shocking’ Police Ombudsman report with the Taoiseach8 February, 2022

Early election must be called in absence of functioning Executive – McDonald3 February, 2022

Recommendations of report into South Kerry CAMHS must be implemented urgently - Mary Lou McDonald TD26 January, 2022

Sinn Féin announce motion to end violence against women and girls – Mary Lou McDonald TD15 January, 2022

Women and girls have lived in fear forever. Let that sink in – Mary Lou McDonald TD14 January, 2022

Government must act urgently to prevent destruction of Moore Street - Mary Lou McDonald TD13 January, 2022

DUP threat to walk Ministers out of Executive ‘irresponsible’ – McDonald7 January, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald extends condolences on the death of Desmond Tutu26 December, 2021

Proposals to ensure Protocol facilitates supply of medicines 'welcome' - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 December, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes High Court finding that survivors were wrongly denied access to Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation draft report17 December, 2021

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