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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 (1360)

Disappointment as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil fail to support 24/7 crisis intervention services6 October, 2016

Sinn Féin makes Dáil demand for 24/7 mental health care services5 October, 2016

Treatment of Garda whistleblowers contributing to declining morale in the force - Mary Lou McDonald TD5 October, 2016

Closure of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign bank account ‘outrageous’ – McDonald2 October, 2016

McDonald calls for support for Rise and Repeal Rally23 September, 2016

Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes end of stalling with decision of Finance Minister to appear before the PAC20 September, 2016

McDonald writes to PAC chair requesting Noonan attendance19 September, 2016

Minister Noonan must decide - does he protect NAMA or the people - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 September, 2016

The case for a full commission of inquiry into NAMA sale of Northern Loan Book is overwhelming - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 September, 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day: Budget 2017 must invest in mental health services - Mary Lou McDonald TD10 September, 2016

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