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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# 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 30,338 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 43,956 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 21,450 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 26,192 Views 54 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 10,484 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 38,471 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 23,465 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 24,826 Views 50 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 47,395 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 25,587 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 40,216 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 66,709 Views 122 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 25,089 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 33,409 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 21,543 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 13,554 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 40,120 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 14,742 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 30,696 Views 122 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 20,206 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 123,537 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 20,048 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 17,906 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 15,416 Views 18 Comments

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
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

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

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 10:40 PM 66,163 Views 267 Comments

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
# Opposition
# Opposition

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 38,855 Views 80 Comments

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
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

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

Jul 1st 2020, 12:10 PM 30,463 Views 155 Comments

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
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

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

Jun 30th 2020, 10:46 PM 33,436 Views 65 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 4:57 PM 57,966 Views 174 Comments

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
# Paddy Holohan
# Paddy Holohan

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

Jun 26th 2020, 9:50 PM 83,522 Views 92 Comments

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
# Occupied Territories Bill
# Occupied Territories Bill

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

Jun 24th 2020, 2:03 PM 15,011 Views 38 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Jun 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 26,074 Views 96 Comments

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'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:51 AM 41,707 Views 143 Comments

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
# Opposition
# Opposition

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

Jun 15th 2020, 9:59 PM 25,846 Views 153 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Apr 28th 2020, 2:47 PM 39,728 Views 114 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 25th 2020, 7:56 AM 69,401 Views 156 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Apr 16th 2020, 11:10 AM 42,461 Views 227 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Apr 14th 2020, 3:00 PM 184,799 Views 247 Comments

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'
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

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

Mar 6th 2020, 6:03 PM 47,383 Views 118 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:29 PM 44,123 Views 111 Comments

McDonald says she will return to the Dail on Thursday.

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