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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:

Email[email protected]

Dáil officeLeinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Telephone: (01) 618 3230

Cabra Constituency Office58 Fassaugh Avenue
Cabra West
Dublin 7
Telephone: (01) 868 3934

North Strand Constituency Office15 North Strand Road
Five Lamps
Dublin 1
Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1118)

Specific cases show that there has been a change in policy regarding medical card eligibility – McDonald14 November, 2013

McDonald welcomes withdrawal of fee related amendments to FOI legislation13 November, 2013

FOI amendments show that Labour and Fine Gael have little appetite for real political and institutional reform - McDonald12 November, 2013

Minister Reilly is part of the problem. He must resign. – McDonald6 November, 2013

Justice Minister needs to make public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women31 October, 2013

McDonald calls for independent inquiry to establish why Roma children were taken from their families24 October, 2013

Despicable cuts affecting elderly should be reversed – McDonald21 October, 2013

Budget 2014 is deeply dishonest – McDonald17 October, 2013

Fine Gael & Labour target young jobless for harshest lash in Budget 201416 October, 2013

Budget 2014: Fine Gael and Labour have let the people down: McDonald15 October, 2013

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