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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)

Recognition of Palestinian state a peaceful fulfilment of our international obligation – McDonald10 December, 2014

Public can deliver knockout blow to water charges on Wednesday - McDonald6 December, 2014

Taoiseach must establish inquiry into allegations of political obstruction – Mary Lou McDonald3 December, 2014

Government ignoring the people and pressing ahead with water charges29 November, 2014

Victims must be given access to internal garda review of Ó Lubhlaí case – Mary Lou McDonald TD28 November, 2014

Sinn Féin welcomes SIPTU decision to work with those in Right 2 Water campaign – Mary Lou McDonald TD21 November, 2014

McDonald challenges government on their opposition to Sinn Féin Domestic Violence Bill21 November, 2014

‘Government must hold wide-ranging Dáil debate on violence against women’ – McDonald20 November, 2014

Government must state categorically that emergency legislation on water charges will not be tabled - McDonald14 November, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald outlines Sinn Féin's support for victims of abuse12 November, 2014

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