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# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

Jun 17th 2021, 8:42 AM 30,496 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,227 Views 38 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin
# Too Close For Comfort
# Too Close For Comfort

Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:06 PM 29,436 Views 158 Comments

Varadkar stressed that Brexit negotiations will be dificult if there is trouble forming an Irish government.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates
# Three's A Crowd
# Three's A Crowd

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 1:45 PM 92,994 Views 212 Comments

Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he will find out why a Dublin Garda station remains closed despite high crime rate
# Fitzgibbon Garda Station
# Fitzgibbon Garda Station

Taoiseach says he will find out why a Dublin Garda station remains closed despite high crime rate

Oct 2nd 2019, 4:17 PM 30,091 Views 39 Comments

The government said it will re-open the station in the north inner city.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run
# Two Days To Go
# Two Days To Go

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

May 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 25,573 Views 73 Comments

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Mary Lou keeps her promise to write a letter to Varadkar
# Letter
# Letter

Mary Lou keeps her promise to write a letter to Varadkar

Sep 28th 2017, 6:36 PM 30,057 Views 90 Comments

The pair had clashed over the government’s commitment to the North.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Mother who has Parkinson's left in hospital for six months after home care application denied
# Home Care
# Home Care

Mother who has Parkinson's left in hospital for six months after home care application denied

Jul 11th 2017, 6:58 PM 12,800 Views 14 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald today told the Dáil of the story of Olivia Harte, a 41-year-old mother of two.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'Deplorable and revolting' treatment of deceased activist Dara Quigley is raised in the Dáil
# RIP
# RIP

'Deplorable and revolting' treatment of deceased activist Dara Quigley is raised in the Dáil

May 11th 2017, 4:52 PM 74,500 Views 185 Comments

A video of Dara Quigley’s arrest by gardaí was put online in the days before her death.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Mary Lou accuses Arlene Foster and DUP of 'poking Sinn Féin in the eye'
# Uncertain Times
# Uncertain Times

Mary Lou accuses Arlene Foster and DUP of 'poking Sinn Féin in the eye'

Jan 10th 2017, 5:30 PM 28,317 Views 87 Comments

Foster says she has been “disgracefully maligned in the most vicious manner”, ignoring calls to step aside.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Saturday 27 February, 2016

"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
# She's In
# She's In

"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable

Feb 27th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,855 Views 145 Comments

There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: Sinn Féin continues its Stand By Your Man policy... but will it sour public opinion?
# Mairia Cahill
# Mairia Cahill

Opinion: Sinn Féin continues its Stand By Your Man policy... but will it sour public opinion?

Nov 5th 2014, 6:20 PM 92 Views 205 Comments

Sinn Féin prides itself on its militaristic discipline in staying on-message – but that Stepford uniformity could eventually turn voters against it.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC
# Legal Letters
# Legal Letters

Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC

May 6th 2014, 8:36 PM 17,475 Views 53 Comments

Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald says Angela Kerins' stress was of her own making
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Lou McDonald says Angela Kerins' stress was of her own making

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:06 AM 15,946 Views 119 Comments

Angela Kerins quit today, stating that the latest controversies had taken their toll on her family and the Rehab Group.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?

Feb 20th 2014, 9:51 AM 29,898 Views 249 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter faced strong criticism yesterday with Mary Lou McDonald suggesting he get the boot. What do you think?

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Sunday 24 November, 2013

More pressure for Adams as documentary puts issue of IRA membership back in spotlight
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

More pressure for Adams as documentary puts issue of IRA membership back in spotlight

Nov 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 16,135 Views 237 Comments

Former IRA members say he was a key figure in the organisation. The Sinn Féin President has consistently denied such claims.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 18 July, 2013

SUSI affair was 'chaos' says Mary Lou McDonald
# Wake Up Lil SUSI
# Wake Up Lil SUSI

SUSI affair was 'chaos' says Mary Lou McDonald

Jul 18th 2013, 1:58 PM 5,206 Views 16 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says that he cannot guarantee that third-level grants will be paid before Christmas, but says that ‘lessons have been learned’.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Latin phrases and Rocky: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Latin phrases and Rocky: The week in quotes

Dec 16th 2012, 7:00 PM 8,080 Views 0 Comments

“Acta non verba!”

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

McDonald on X Case motion: "The time for playing cat and mouse is over"
# Savita
# Savita

McDonald on X Case motion: "The time for playing cat and mouse is over"

Nov 20th 2012, 5:59 PM 4,049 Views 30 Comments

Sinn Féin has said that management issues within the party will not distract it from seeking legislation on abortion.

Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Sinn Féin launches alternative budget, say "Government still have choices"

Nov 20th 2012, 3:22 PM 7,118 Views 157 Comments

Sinn Féin outlined its own alternative budget entitled “Making the Right Choices” today, which it said would also save government the required €3.5 billion.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Monday 19 November, 2012

McDonald: Parties should "do the right thing," despite individual beliefs
# Savita
# Savita

McDonald: Parties should "do the right thing," despite individual beliefs

Nov 19th 2012, 11:21 AM 4,422 Views 44 Comments

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin also said that she didn’t believe that individual members should have a free vote on any abortion legislation.

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Thursday 31 May, 2012

# mary-lou-mc-donald - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Pearse Doherty's father laid to rest in Donegal
# Death
# Death

Pearse Doherty's father laid to rest in Donegal

Apr 18th 2012, 12:02 PM 5,628 Views 23 Comments

Micheál Doherty, 70, died suddenly earlier this week.