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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)

PAC ‘neither permitted nor prepared’ to deal with issues of grave public importance – McDonald25 June, 2015

Cuts to Lone Parent Allowance ‘anti-woman and anti-child’ – McDonald25 June, 2015

McDonald addresses Bodenstown commemoration21 June, 2015

Clerys liquidation a real blow to 130 workers – Mary Lou McDonald TD12 June, 2015

Clerys liquidation a real blow to 130 workers – Mary Lou McDonald TD12 June, 2015

Greater government intervention needed to free Ibrahim Halawa – McDonald11 June, 2015

Terms of reference for Commission of Investigation into IBRC need significant changes - Mary Lou McDonald8 June, 2015

High Court ruling on privilege ‘only a prelude’ – McDonald2 June, 2015

Government has abandoned its responsibilities during Siteserv scandal – McDonald1 June, 2015

Restoration to lower and middle income public sector workers must come first – McDonald29 May, 2015

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