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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 (1272)

Jake’s Law deserves governments full support – McDonald17 February, 2015

Jake’s law to be debated in the Dáil this week15 February, 2015

Labour refusal to repeal ‘women in the home’ clause ‘unacceptable’ – McDonald12 February, 2015

Public sector pay talks must improve lot of the lowest paid first – McDonald11 February, 2015

PAC should run parallel investigation into alleged tax evasion by Irish HSBC Swiss bank account holders – McDonal10 February, 2015

Stop treating Magdalene Survivors as second class victims – McDonald29 January, 2015

McDonald expresses disappointment at omissions in investigation into Mother and Baby Homes28 January, 2015

Government Proposal to place homeless in derelict flat complexes is a recipe for disaster – Mary Lou McDonald TD24 January, 2015

If PAC cannot investigate Ansbacher allegations ‘who will defend the public interest?’ – McDonald22 January, 2015

McDonald welcomes Kenny’s commitment to talk to Draghi on Banking Inquiry participation17 December, 2014

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