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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,672 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:41 PM 11,997 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

Jun 16th 2021, 4:33 PM 15,089 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin is the most popular political party in the country, according to poll

May 23rd 2021, 10:02 AM 59,045 Views 183 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald’s party has seen a slight dip in support but is still ahead of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 13 May, 2021

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday

May 13th 2021, 7:50 PM 17,035 Views 25 Comments

A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 23 April, 2021

Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Sinn Féin appointed officer to manage voter database only after being contacted by DPC

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:48 AM 23,231 Views 95 Comments

The so-called “Abú system” has become the source of controversy in recent days.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 19 April, 2021

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

Apr 19th 2021, 8:20 PM 17,656 Views 25 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

Comments on Mountbatten no change of position, insists Sinn Fein leader
# Ira Attack
# Ira Attack

Comments on Mountbatten no change of position, insists Sinn Fein leader

Apr 19th 2021, 5:18 PM 51,258 Views 43 Comments

Mountbatten died when the IRA detonated a bomb on his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, in 1979.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 18 April, 2021

'Of course I am sorry that happened': Mary Lou McDonald apologises for the killing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979
# Lord Mountbatten
# Lord Mountbatten

'Of course I am sorry that happened': Mary Lou McDonald apologises for the killing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979

Apr 18th 2021, 7:30 PM 47,687 Views 107 Comments

Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA bomb attack in Co Sligo in August 1979.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan
# Housing
# Housing

Green light given for Phibsborough 297 unit shared co-living plan

Apr 14th 2021, 6:44 PM 26,217 Views 35 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted planning permission despite objection from Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch
# Criticism
# Criticism

'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:55 PM 39,898 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Green Party leader jointly condemned the drawing.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside
# Leak
# Leak

Leo Varadkar says he 'isn't distracted' from his job and rejects suggestion he should step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 11:06 AM 26,722 Views 111 Comments

The Tánaiste is under pressure as a result of the garda investigation into his leaking of a document.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 15 March, 2021

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power'

Mar 15th 2021, 2:12 PM 49,424 Views 120 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has described Leo Varadkar sharing a GP contract with a rival organisation as a “blatant abuse of power”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
# Davy
# Davy

Davy controversy harks back to lack of accountability in tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald

Mar 10th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,847 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says what happened in Davy is ‘unacceptable’.

US Sinn Féin supporters place ad in newspapers calling for referendum on Irish unity
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

US Sinn Féin supporters place ad in newspapers calling for referendum on Irish unity

Mar 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 42,530 Views 184 Comments

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post will carry half-page ads.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,522 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds
# Pension Age Rise
# Pension Age Rise

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds

Feb 10th 2021, 2:42 PM 30,429 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the plan would cost individuals more than 2,000 euro a year.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 7 February, 2021

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 1:05 PM 44,283 Views 110 Comments

Dr David Nabarro encouraged the UK to share excess vaccines with developing countries.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough
# The Art Of The Deal
# The Art Of The Deal

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough

Dec 24th 2020, 3:58 PM 21,461 Views 29 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald warns ‘this is not the end of the road’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,339 Views 55 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

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

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today
# Personal Statement
# Personal Statement

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today

Dec 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,505 Views 87 Comments

Stanley has already apologised for a tweet about two IRA attacks on the British army.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 7 December, 2020

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party

Dec 7th 2020, 1:49 PM 38,561 Views 97 Comments

The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Brian Stanley
# Brian Stanley

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Dec 1st 2020, 9:01 AM 23,495 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Nov 26th 2020, 1:17 PM 24,844 Views 49 Comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
# Testing
# Testing

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,441 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Taoiseach told blocking questions to justice minister on Woulfe appointment 'stinks to the highest heavens'

Nov 18th 2020, 1:24 PM 25,598 Views 57 Comments

Micheal Martin rejected allegations of “horse trading” in relation to the appointed of the Attorney General.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win
# ONTO A WINNER
# ONTO A WINNER

Irish leaders congratulate Joe Biden on presidential win

Nov 7th 2020, 5:50 PM 40,291 Views 44 Comments

Biden will be the 46th president of the US having secured the state of Pennsylvania.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Three Sinn Féin members resign after failing to return wrongly received NI grant money

Oct 29th 2020, 3:31 PM 66,869 Views 124 Comments

Senator Elisha McCallion was one of the three members to resign.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,180 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 9 October, 2020

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Michelle O'Neill self-isolating after family member tests positive for Covid-19

Updated Oct 9th 2020, 3:57 PM 33,413 Views 20 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has described the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland as “dangerous and grave”.

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,575 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
# Services Cut
# Services Cut

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,576 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'
# Nphet
# Nphet

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 40,169 Views 88 Comments

NPHET had recommended the entire country move to Level 5, but this advice was rejected by the government.

Taoiseach defends ICU capacity and says talk of a 'rundown health service' is 'overstated'
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

Taoiseach defends ICU capacity and says talk of a 'rundown health service' is 'overstated'

Oct 6th 2020, 3:44 PM 14,755 Views 53 Comments

Martin was answering questions in the Dáil today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says
# PUP
# PUP

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says

Sep 27th 2020, 2:55 PM 30,721 Views 123 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader called for the government to reverse the reduction.

# 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'
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

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

Sep 15th 2020, 3:59 PM 20,209 Views 52 Comments

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
# The Opposition
# The Opposition

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

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:50 PM 123,617 Views 260 Comments

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
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

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

Jul 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 20,058 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Jul 8th 2020, 1:54 PM 17,935 Views 29 Comments

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
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

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

Jul 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,419 Views 18 Comments

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

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