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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)

People voted for a Government for Change, not five years of more of the same - Mary Lou McDonald14 February, 2020

We need a Government of Change - Mary Lou McDonald13 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald meets with People Before Profit representatives12 February, 2020

Meeting with Green Party leader 'useful and constructive' - Mary Lou McDonald12 February, 2020

A Government for Change is what people voted for and that is what must be delivered - Mary Lou McDonald11 February, 2020

Condolences from Sinn Féin on death of Keelin Shanley8 February, 2020

It's time to vote for change - Mary Lou McDonald6 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald extends condolences on the passing of Francie Brolly6 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald publishes legislation to ensure the availability of a State pension at 651 February, 2020

Address by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald to the IIEA31 January, 2020

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