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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 City Constituency Office

Telephone: (01) 727 7102

Statements (1364)

Statement by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD14 April, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald's Easter 2020 Speech12 April, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald extends condolences on the passing of Norah Gibbons9 April, 2020

Government's proposals fall short of what is required - Mary Lou McDonald TD24 March, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald to raise scaling up of emergency measures with Taoiseach23 March, 2020

Time to scale up emergency measures to tackle Covid-19 - Mary Lou McDonald22 March, 2020

Everything we do at this time must have as its immediate priority the health and wellbeing of workers and families - Mary Lou McDonald19 March, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald says all-island approach urgent as she calls on increased measures to support families and workers during the crisis.16 March, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: Government needs to acknowledge social distancing advice is not being heeded15 March, 2020

Lots of matters to resolve to ensure families and workers are supported through public health emergency – Mary Lou McDonald13 March, 2020

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