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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# 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.

Éamon Ó Cuív says he's 'completely against' Fianna Fáil going into coalition with Fine Gael and Greens

The Galway West TD said this type of coalition is the only option that would give a Dáil majority.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Quite disgraceful' that Sinn Féin excluded by FF and FG

McDonald is to call Micheál Martin this afternoon, but, as she said: “not to shoot the breeze or to exchange Valentine’s Day greetings”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 13 February, 2020

As new SF TDs arrive at Leinster House, McDonald says it will be 'very difficult' to form government without FF or FG

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

Mary Lou McDonald has contacted Micheál Martin to seek a meeting about government formation

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party later today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

How did they do it? Sinn Féin's historic 24% win was built on learnt lessons and a fed-up electorate

Sinn Féin gathered 9% of first preferences in the local elections – now the party has increased Dáil seats from 22 to 37.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Explainer: What is a 'rotating taoiseach' and how would it work?

The idea is one of the options being floated ahead of potential coalition talks.

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

Lise Hand: We might get a female taoiseach but gender balance stays stubbornly skewed

Ireland had six crucial decades when the nation was being shaped where women were absent from the top table of government. But what now?, asks Lise Hand.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 10 February, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I may well be the next Taoiseach'

The Dáil is set to sit in nine days’ time.

Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground

The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'

She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'I'm a democrat, I listen to the people': Micheál Martin refuses to rule out Sinn Féin coalition

Martin said that ‘today is not the day’ to speak about government formation.

'The two-party system in this country is now broken': McDonald arrives at RDS to cheers from supporters

“I think certainly the election has proven to be seismic,” McDonald said.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Mother of Paul Quinn seeks public statement from Sinn Féin MLA that her son was not a criminal

Breege Quinn made the request during a phone call with Mary Lou McDonald this evening.

The Candidate Podcast: Mary Lou says undertone of 'sexism' at play with talk of 'shadowy figures' pulling her strings

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald answers YOUR general election questions.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn (21) was beaten to death by a gang of men in a farm shed in Monaghan in 2007.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

Lise Hand: 'Nobody wiped the floor with anyone else... except perhaps Miriam O'Callaghan'

A behind-the-scenes look at last night’s RTÉ Leaders’ Debate.

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