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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Either we get testing and tracing right or we'll be in a yo-yo effect of further restrictions'

Opposition politicians have said the new plan is confusing.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 21 August, 2020

'They must be held to account': Mary Lou McDonald says Taoiseach has refused request to recall the Dáil

Micheál Martin said that the Dáil would not be recalled this week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'The opposition didn't ask for a head on a plate': TDs react to Taoiseach's explanation for sacking Cowen

Questions of how Barry Cowen’s personal information was shared are likely to rumble on.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Taoiseach says Debenhams has treated its Irish workers 'very badly'

Some 1,500 Debenhams workers in Ireland have lost their jobs.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 6 July, 2020

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 3 July, 2020

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 2 July, 2020

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Louise O’Reilly moving from the health brief is the biggest change to the party’s Dáil lineup.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'A friend of ours has passed away': Pearse Doherty defends attending Bobby Storey funeral

The Sinn Féin TD said he believes the senior republican’s funeral is now being politicised.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams attended the funeral of Bobby Storey today.

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey

Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 26 June, 2020

Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor

The party reinstated Paddy Holohan following a five-month suspension.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again

Postal votes on the programme for government will be counted on Friday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 15 June, 2020

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan

McDonald has criticised recent kite-flying by government about lifting restrictions.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'My eye sockets ached': Mary Lou McDonald on her coronavirus experience

The party leader revealed on 14 April that she had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Doherty says Sinn Féin would be 'laughed at' if party produced same document as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Micheál Martin has defended the policy framework document.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19

McDonald developed post-viral pleurisy in her right lung over the weekend.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 6 March, 2020

Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances'

McDonald said earlier this week that she was staying close to home after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at her children’s school.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Mary Lou says letter to Leo is on the way after Taoiseach accused SF of snubbing talks offer

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 2 March, 2020

McDonald postponing meetings and staying close to home after Covid-19 case confirmed at children's school

The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed in a male patient in Dublin on Saturday night.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

A new opinion poll puts the party’s support at 35%.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

She also described a comment about the Greens as being “Fine Gael bikes” was “lighthearted”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

The Dáil will reconvene on 5 March to discuss the European Council meeting and the Coronavirus outbreak.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites

Lise Hand was at the Sinn Féin rally in Cork last night, the first in a series planned for this week.

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Sinn Féin meetings are planned across the country in the coming weeks.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Sinn Féin organising public rallies to bring 'government for change to the people'

The locations on the agenda include Galway, Cork and Newry.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 20 February, 2020

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.

Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised after writing that Israel had ‘taken Nazism to a new level’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

The party will discuss with government officials how its commitments on housing, health, and preparing for Irish unity can be delivered.

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Leo Varadkar last night said his party is “preparing to go into opposition”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 17 February, 2020

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 14 February, 2020

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.

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