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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)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Creeslough - Mary Lou McDonald TD8 October, 2022

‘A New Ireland - A Nation Home for all’ - Mary Lou McDonald's full address to Ireland's Future1 October, 2022

Latest scam shows government parties are dead against state pension at 65 - Mary Lou McDonald TD20 September, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD meets with US Speaker Nancy Pelosi9 September, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald TD extends deepest sympathies on death of Queen Elizabeth II8 September, 2022

We need change to drive progress and opportunity – Mary Lou McDonald TD8 September, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald TD talks with trade union leaders, businesses and the Irish community about change and opportunity in Ireland7 September, 2022

EU British talks to find joint solutions must resume without delay - McDonald5 September, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD to meet political and business leaders on California visit2 September, 2022

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD comments on resignation of Minister Troy24 August, 2022

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