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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job

The Sinn Féin leader said she is in charge of the party, and no ‘shadowy figures’ are in control.

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism

Pearse Doherty said he couldn’t see the day when the union flag would fly overhead, but said all views must be accomodated.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 3 September, 2018

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

Mary Lou McDonald says she would meet Trump while he visits Ireland

McDonald said the party will join the protests against the visit of the US President this November.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

Mary Lou's first Sinn Féin think-in as leader to focus on Irish unity, Brexit and post offices

This is the first year McDonald is leading the event as party leader.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors

Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 18 June, 2018

Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'

Patrick O’Donovan ruled out the possibility of a coalition between his party and Sinn Féin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 8 June, 2018

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál

The latest Sunday Independent poll shows that McDonald has become the first Sinn Féin leader to score higher in popularity than Martin for three years.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 27 April, 2018

Anti-Brexit unionist nominated by Leo Varadkar elected to Seanad with help of Sinn Féin

Ian Marshall says he’s received support from other unionists.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Mary Lou kicks off Sinn Féin's Yes campaign: 'I want my teenage daughter to grow up in a compassionate Ireland'

The Sinn Féin president called on the men and women of Ireland to vote yes in the upcoming referendum.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

McDonald responds to 'sex appeal' article: 'I'm leader of Sinn Féin based on my effort, merit, and ability'

The Sinn Féin leader said it would be helpful if the media and society recognised the real reasons behind women’s successes.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 23 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians It's 2018 Lads

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Sinn Féin has had a very bumpy few years on social media - how will it weather this latest storm?

Mary Lou McDonald has said she seeks to reform and modernise the party, part of that will require a rethinking of how reps use social media.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

Mary Lou says senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' made 'catastrophic error'

Máire Devine has been suspended from Sinn Féin for three months.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Mary Lou on not being invited to the White House: 'I don't feel snubbed'

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr have been invited.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down

Secretary of State Karen Bradley ‘is minded’ to reduce their pay.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 12 March, 2018

Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have

The leaders of both parties are traditionally invited to the annual White House Patrick’s Day reception.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald wasn't impressed after meeting Theresa May in London

The new Sinn Féin leader says the British Prime Minister has ‘no plan’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

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