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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 1 December, 2019

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 22 November, 2019

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years? United Ireland This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald made the call at the party’s Ard Fheis in Derry last night.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 5 August, 2019

How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland

A no-deal Brexit could spell the return of direct rule to Northern Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'

Noonan was minister for justice during the period Majella Moynihan faced censure.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital

Doctors have defended four pathologists who raised concerns about conditions at University Hospital Waterford’s mortuary after their claims were disputed.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 27 April, 2019

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive

Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate

It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government,

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'

Minister for Health Simon Harris last night criticised the party for its abstention from Westminster.

McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner

McDonald received backlash after Sinn Féin shared images online of her standing behind the banner.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification

Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I think she should go... but the problem is much bigger than Karen Bradley'

The Sinn Féin leader added to calls for Karen Bradley’s resignation earlier today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year

Last year there was some controversy after McDonald was not invited to the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day reception.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz

The Sinn Féin leader also accused the British Prime Minister Theresa May of acting “in bad faith”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop

Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 26 January, 2019

'Now is the time for unity': Mary Lou McDonald calls on Government to set up unity forum

She said that the Irish Government must not turn away from the “inevitable”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'

A white paper on Northern Ireland was published today, offering powers to the Stormont Assembly in relation to the Irish backstop.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death RIP

'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death

The folklorist and activist was best known for his stage role as trade union leader Jim Larkin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

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

Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting

Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.

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

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

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