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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)

Water Tax going nowhere – McDonald15 July, 2015

Motion on Ballymurphy Massacre debate in Dáil today – McDonald15 July, 2015

Water charges payment figures clearest possible signal to government – McDonald14 July, 2015

Nama scandal warrants a Commission of Investigation – McDonald14 July, 2015

Pay increases to politicians 'outrageous and intolerable' – Mary Lou McDonald TD11 July, 2015

Government stance on homelessness nothing short of inept – McDonald8 July, 2015

Minister Howlin needs to stop ‘disgraceful’ pension increases for top earners – McDonald6 July, 2015

Government cynically force Environment bill and stifle debate once more – McDonald2 July, 2015

Tánaiste’s attack on lone parent families illustrates ‘Thatcherite stance’ – McDonald2 July, 2015

Government should reverse ‘anti-women and anti-child’ cut to Lone Parent supports – McDonald30 June, 2015

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