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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 21 July, 2022

McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message
# Mary Lou In Oz
# Mary Lou In Oz

McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message

Jul 21st 2022, 5:20 PM 47,320 Views 85 Comments

The SF leader said the event, organised by a business group and TCD Alumni, is not a party event.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'
# We Need You
# We Need You

McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'

Jul 20th 2022, 2:07 PM 40,359 Views 98 Comments

McDonald said a referendum on Irish unity will take place in this decade.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Audit into infant organ disposal should be published without delay, says Taoiseach

Jul 13th 2022, 3:12 PM 3,644 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach offered his “deepest sympathies” to the families impacted, stating that what happened compounded their grief.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 8 July, 2022

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government
# No-confidence Vote
# No-confidence Vote

Sinn Féin confirm no-confidence motion will be tabled against Government

Updated Jul 8th 2022, 3:15 PM 29,072 Views 81 Comments

Yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he would welcome the chance to prove the Government has a working majority.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package
# Back To School
# Back To School

School transport fees to be waived for the year as Government announce back-to-school package

Updated Jul 5th 2022, 7:10 PM 61,144 Views 61 Comments

The proposal is set to cost €67 million.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 1 July, 2022

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
# Down Under
# Down Under

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 10:15 PM 71,082 Views 168 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners

Jun 29th 2022, 1:38 PM 47,911 Views 48 Comments

Fine Gael Ministers have shown support for a proposed 30% tax band.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 7:58 PM 30,055 Views 37 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
# Barely Getting By
# Barely Getting By

Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday

Jun 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 18,028 Views 41 Comments

The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low

Updated Jun 12th 2022, 6:18 PM 40,665 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,687 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says British 'sabre-rattling and grandstanding' over NI Protocol is not helpful

Updated May 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 34,274 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said Ireland is “frustrated” and “dealing with the consequences now of a decision by the British people on our own country”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 14th 2022, 8:19 PM 8,346 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says

May 14th 2022, 7:11 PM 15,135 Views 28 Comments

Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead

May 10th 2022, 3:13 PM 18,004 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald urged the Taoiseach to convince St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to gift the NMH land to the State.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 8 May, 2022

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

McDonald accuses DUP of 'political posturing' over refusal to re-enter Stormont government

May 8th 2022, 1:22 PM 28,380 Views 69 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it would be unacceptable for the DUP to refuse to form a new Stormont executive with a nationalist First Minister, following a historic election in Northern Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach
# Housing
# Housing

Rising rents for new tenancies 'not satisfactory', says Taoiseach

Apr 27th 2022, 1:14 PM 12,534 Views 37 Comments

New rents nationally increased by 9% in the last quarter of 2021.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ
# Courts
# Courts

Mary Lou McDonald is suing RTÉ

Apr 26th 2022, 12:04 PM 68,471 Views 0 Comments

Filings show that a case was lodged in the High Court yesterday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 18 April, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald says she wants ‘partnership’ with unionists to create united Ireland

Apr 18th 2022, 10:56 AM 43,371 Views 111 Comments

McDonald was speaking during an Easter commemoration in Belfast to mark 106 years since the 1916 Rising.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Sinn Féin's McDonald calls for expulsion of Russian ambassador following Zelenskyy Dáil address
# Yuriy Filatov
# Yuriy Filatov

Sinn Féin's McDonald calls for expulsion of Russian ambassador following Zelenskyy Dáil address

Apr 6th 2022, 11:35 AM 19,810 Views 40 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald labelled Russian ambassador Yuriy Filatov an “unapologetic propagandist”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,359 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 19 March, 2022

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP leader accuses Sinn Féin of pushing ‘radical all-Ireland agenda’

Mar 19th 2022, 6:25 PM 26,620 Views 50 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson made the comments as his party ratified their Assembly candidates for the election in May.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'

Mar 17th 2022, 9:00 PM 29,921 Views 14 Comments

Micheál Martin’s long-awaited trip to the White House was scuppered after he contracted Covid.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'
# Delete History
# Delete History

Taoiseach says removal of certain press statements from SF website is 'kind of Orwellian'

Mar 15th 2022, 6:01 PM 27,378 Views 43 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has dismissed claims that it is an attempt to pivot her party’s position on Russia.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 14 March, 2022

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 14th 2022, 11:57 PM 19,607 Views 39 Comments

McDonald says we shouldn’t underestimate the power of having the US on our side.

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'

Mar 14th 2022, 3:36 PM 19,164 Views 59 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Sinn Féin advert to run in New York Times as Mary Lou McDonald heads Stateside
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Sinn Féin advert to run in New York Times as Mary Lou McDonald heads Stateside

Mar 13th 2022, 11:33 AM 43,049 Views 58 Comments

McDonald will travel to New York today as well as Washington DC where she will raise issues such as Northern Ireland and Brexit.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Cabinet will sign off on an emergency cut to excise duty on fuel tomorrow
# Petrol And Diesel
# Petrol And Diesel

Cabinet will sign off on an emergency cut to excise duty on fuel tomorrow

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 7:25 PM 62,842 Views 79 Comments

An incorporeal Cabinet meeting will be held in the morning.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Mary Lou McDonald congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on 'a lifetime of service'
# Platinum Jubilee
# Platinum Jubilee

Mary Lou McDonald congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on 'a lifetime of service'

Feb 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 39,828 Views 56 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald was reacting after a decision to plant a tree at Stormont to mark the Jubilee.

Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment
# Planning
# Planning

Mary Lou McDonald lodges appeal over green light for O'Connell and Moore Street redevelopment

Feb 10th 2022, 7:39 PM 24,955 Views 48 Comments

A decision is due on the appeals by An Bord Pleanala in June.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Not an issue of funding': Urgent surgery wait lists for children unacceptable, says Taoiseach

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:30 PM 7,866 Views 8 Comments

Micheál Martin said record sums of money have been given to the HSE and to CHI.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing
# Argy Bargy
# Argy Bargy

'Don't you dare lecture me': Sparks fly in the Dáil on housing

Jan 26th 2022, 2:12 PM 59,833 Views 96 Comments

Leader’ Questions got heated today with the Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald hitting out at each other over housing issues.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,423 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald

Jan 23rd 2022, 5:01 PM 34,036 Views 109 Comments

The Sinn Fein President said a reported Government plan to appoint a panel of experts to assess the state’s handling of Covid was not sufficient.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hammerson approved by Dublin City Council to redevelop  O'Connell and Moore Street
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

Hammerson approved by Dublin City Council to redevelop O'Connell and Moore Street

Jan 14th 2022, 1:16 PM 23,168 Views 21 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald and the grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly have criticised the planned development.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff
# Irish Civil Service
# Irish Civil Service

Mairéad Farrell: Mary Lou is entitled to question our public service. It's not a criticism of staff

Jan 9th 2022, 7:45 AM 50,739 Views 79 Comments

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends the comments of her party leader earlier this week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald

Jan 2nd 2022, 11:56 AM 30,310 Views 53 Comments

Campaigners, including Vicky Phelan, have called on Government to introduce laws to allow for medically assisted death.

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Martin says Sinn Féin are in ‘destructive opposition mode’

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:10 AM 47,548 Views 174 Comments

Micheál Martin said he found it extraordinary that the party had been ‘silent’ on the Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 24 December, 2021

McDonald says she can see 'no good argument' for re-entering the Commonwealth
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

McDonald says she can see 'no good argument' for re-entering the Commonwealth

Dec 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 63,636 Views 134 Comments

McDonald says she can see ‘no good argument’ for re-entering the Commonwealth.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 20 December, 2021

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists
# The Big Interview
# The Big Interview

Electorate should have a say before Taoiseach role rotates back to Varadkar, McDonald insists

Dec 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,008 Views 94 Comments
  • The Sinn Féin leader has said her party is actively preparing for another general election.
  • McDonald says she doesn't think the use of statements like 'Tiocfaidh ár lá' puts people off voting for her party.
  • The government's handling of the pandemic has been "a mess" of late, she says.
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