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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 (1356)

Sinn Féin President calls on government to welcome Palestinian unity initiative19 September, 2020

Sinn Féin President welcomes public support from leading figures in the US Congress on the need to protect the Good Friday Agreement16 September, 2020

British government must not renege on Brexit commitments - Mary Lou McDonald TD7 September, 2020

Dáil must be recalled without delay to deliver on major challenges facing the country – Mary Lou McDonald TD23 August, 2020

Government must live up to commitments on tenants' rights - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 August, 2020

St Monica’s workers with decades of service must be treated fairly - Mary Lou McDonald TD13 August, 2020

Another false dawn increases anxieties of workers and employers - Mary Lou McDonald TD4 August, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald extends condolences on the passing of John Hume3 August, 2020

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn appointed Sinn Féin spokesperson for Fisheries and the Marine - Mary Lou McDonald TD30 July, 2020

Brian Stanley TD appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee - Mary Lou McDonald TD25 July, 2020

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