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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)

Thank you to our courageous and selfless healthcare workers - Mary Lou McDonald TD25 May, 2020

Revenue can include women returning from maternity leave in TWSS; this needs to be sorted now - Mary Lou McDonald TD18 May, 2020

Sinn Féin President calls for cross-party agreement to end exclusion of women returning from maternity leave from Wage Subsidy Scheme17 May, 2020

Reassurances and clarity needed as government moves to ease Covid-19 restrictions - Mary Lou McDonald TD15 May, 2020

Lessons must be learnt from flawed childcare scheme - Mary Lou McDonald TD14 May, 2020

Covid-19 pay discrimination against women returning from maternity leave ‘unacceptable’ – Mary Lou McDonald TD13 May, 2020

Government’s Covid-19 exit strategy must include people with a disability - Mary Lou McDonald TD12 May, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald welcomes change in government position on Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment7 May, 2020

Sinn Féin President welcomes formal appointment of US Special Envoy6 May, 2020

Exit plan welcome but key to easing restrictions will be getting testing and tracing right - Mary Lou McDonald1 May, 2020

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