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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 (1357)

Minister Coveney must legislate to give full effect to the recommendations of Water Committee report – Mary Lou McDonald TD6 April, 2017

Refusal to remove Garda Commissioner shows Government is ‘wedded to the old way of doing things’ – McDonald4 April, 2017

Ireland already lagging behind in Brexit negotiations – McDonald3 April, 2017

Garda Commissioner has to go - Mary Lou McDonald TD2 April, 2017

Mental Health Commission report an indictment of this and previous governments - Mary Lou McDonald TD31 March, 2017

Government’s privatisation agenda laid bare for all to see in Bus Éireann dispute31 March, 2017

Continued refusal of Minister Ross to intervene in Bus Éireann chaos represents a public policy crisis – McDonald30 March, 2017

Garda Commissioner ‘needs to go’ – McDonald28 March, 2017

We must defend our local post offices – McDonald28 March, 2017

McDonald to hold public meeting on the future of local postal services24 March, 2017

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