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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 (1161)

Government must do the right thing following European judgement on Louise O'Keeffe case - McDonald30 January, 2014

Sinn Féin launches political reform proposals29 January, 2014

McDonald welcomes decision to invite Garda whistleblower to appear before PAC28 January, 2014

Whistleblowers must be afforded opportunity to state their case – McDonald24 January, 2014

CRC chiefs must return to Public Accounts Committee - McDonald16 January, 2014

Shocking that Howlin is considering using monies raised from sale of state assets to further deplete numbers working in public sector - McDonald15 January, 2014

Hogan’s refusal to accept responsibility is off the wall – McDonald15 January, 2014

Government has fundamentally undermined public service provision - McDonald14 January, 2014

Government’s refusal to open-up state board appointments system is no surprise – McDonald30 December, 2013

Minister Howlin must reengage with unions and An Post to ensure right to return for National Lottery workers - McDonald30 December, 2013

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