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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 Strand Constituency Office

15 North Strand Road
Five Lamps
Dublin 1
Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1355)

Statement By Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD13 December, 2019

The “humans of the housing crisis” must be heard - Sinn Féin President11 December, 2019

Sinn Féin leader marks Human Rights Day with call for increased DV refuge funding10 December, 2019

Sinn Féin leader seeks cross party support for domestic violence leave legislation5 December, 2019

Sinn Féin President welcomes US Congressional Resolution to protect the Good Friday Agreement3 December, 2019

Sinn Féin introduces domestic violence paid leave legislation - Mary Lou McDonald TD3 December, 2019

Our future will be decided in Ireland, not Westminster - Mary Lou McDonald2 December, 2019

By-election vote a rejection of government failures in health and housing - Mary Lou McDonald TD30 November, 2019

Sinn Féin President extends sympathy on passing of Cllr. Mike McKee29 November, 2019

Sinn Féin fighting to win the four by-elections - Mary Lou McDonald23 November, 2019

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