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# Mary Lou Mc Donald

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
'Broken but in one piece': Father of freed hostage Emily Hand is reunited with his daughter
President Michael D Higgins said he hopes Emily can now “enjoy a happy and fulfilling life”.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says she has no confidence in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris
There have been calls for politicians to return to the Dáil a day early.
This month
November 2023
Government says ICC investigation into Israeli actions already underway
Sinn Féin is bringing a motion to the Dáil calling on the Government to refer a case against Israel to the ICC.
McDonald doesn't rule out possibility of Sinn Féin-Fianna Fáil coalition after the next election
The opposition leader said to form a government, “the numbers have to add up”.
All time
Sinn Féin to debate ending total opposition to Special Criminal Court
A motion to be voted on at the party’s Ard Fheis on Saturday will continue to oppose the use of the court, apart from in “exceptional circumstances
Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.
Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.
Varadkar admits election looks ‘very tight’ after poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin
Varadkar stressed that Brexit negotiations will be dificult if there is trouble forming an Irish government.
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin disagree on Sinn Féin inclusion in election TV debates
Sinn Féin has criticised the head-to-head debates between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
Taoiseach says he will find out why a Dublin Garda station remains closed despite high crime rate
The government said it will re-open the station in the north inner city.
'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run
McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.
Mary Lou keeps her promise to write a letter to Varadkar
The pair had clashed over the government’s commitment to the North.
Mother who has Parkinson's left in hospital for six months after home care application denied
Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald today told the Dáil of the story of Olivia Harte, a 41-year-old mother of two.
'Deplorable and revolting' treatment of deceased activist Dara Quigley is raised in the Dáil
A video of Dara Quigley’s arrest by gardaí was put online in the days before her death.
Mary Lou accuses Arlene Foster and DUP of 'poking Sinn Féin in the eye'
Foster says she has been “disgracefully maligned in the most vicious manner”, ignoring calls to step aside.
"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.
Opinion: Sinn Féin continues its Stand By Your Man policy... but will it sour public opinion?
Sinn Féin prides itself on its militaristic discipline in staying on-message – but that Stepford uniformity could eventually turn voters against it.
Here are the letters Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery sent to PAC
Kerins’s solicitor says the former CEO of Rehab was hopitalised after her last appearance.
Mary Lou McDonald says Angela Kerins' stress was of her own making
Angela Kerins quit today, stating that the latest controversies had taken their toll on her family and the Rehab Group.
Poll: Should Alan Shatter be fired?
Justice Minister Alan Shatter faced strong criticism yesterday with Mary Lou McDonald suggesting he get the boot. What do you think?
More pressure for Adams as documentary puts issue of IRA membership back in spotlight
Former IRA members say he was a key figure in the organisation. The Sinn Féin President has consistently denied such claims.
SUSI affair was 'chaos' says Mary Lou McDonald
Eamon Gilmore says that he cannot guarantee that third-level grants will be paid before Christmas, but says that ‘lessons have been learned’.
Latin phrases and Rocky: The week in quotes
“Acta non verba!”
McDonald on X Case motion: "The time for playing cat and mouse is over"
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"
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.
McDonald: Parties should "do the right thing," despite individual beliefs
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.
Pearse Doherty's father laid to rest in Donegal
Micheál Doherty, 70, died suddenly earlier this week.