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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 (1355)

Labour ‘more a lapdog rather than a watchdog’ – McDonald30 January, 2016

We must rally to save Moore St – McDonald29 January, 2016

Mary Lou McDonald welcomes victory for Cabra as Gaelscoil Bharra gets go ahead at last26 January, 2016

Sinn Féin in government will abolish the water tax - McDonald23 January, 2016

Education Minister must explain why Gaelscoil Bharra has been put on the long finger again22 January, 2016

Sinn Féin better for childcare - Mary Lou McDonald launches Sinn Féin Childcare Policy22 January, 2016

Chaos in health system continues thanks to government – McDonald21 January, 2016

Only a Sinn Féin led government can stop water charges - McDonald21 January, 2016

Sinn Féin launches Citizens Charter for Older People19 January, 2016

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis will coincide with momentous Rising Centenary – McDonald18 January, 2016

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