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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# 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 25,849 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 39,741 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 69,407 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 42,484 Views 229 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 184,819 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 47,384 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 44,136 Views 111 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

McDonald postponing meetings and staying close to home after Covid-19 case confirmed at children's school

Mar 2nd 2020, 4:31 PM 95,041 Views 129 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

Mar 1st 2020, 11:30 AM 22,669 Views 56 Comments

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
# On The Up
# On The Up

Sinn Féin surges since general election to commanding 15-point poll lead

Mar 1st 2020, 7:45 AM 44,568 Views 230 Comments

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'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald warns Green Party that going in with FF and FG would be a 'mistake'

Feb 29th 2020, 4:12 PM 40,764 Views 126 Comments

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
# Rally
# Rally

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 11:59 PM 47,677 Views 156 Comments

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to hold a one-day policy seminar next week

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 6:13 PM 17,677 Views 79 Comments

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
# Dublin Rally
# Dublin Rally

Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government

Feb 25th 2020, 10:31 PM 40,833 Views 134 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Mary Lou was borne aloft in a tricolour-draped golden palanquin carved from the bones of fallen Elites

Feb 25th 2020, 9:49 AM 79,235 Views 170 Comments

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
# Public Meeting
# Public Meeting

Hundreds of people attend Sinn Féin rally in Cork

Feb 25th 2020, 7:48 AM 37,364 Views 160 Comments

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'
# On Tour
# On Tour

Sinn Féin organising public rallies to bring 'government for change to the people'

Feb 22nd 2020, 5:21 PM 71,913 Views 333 Comments

The locations on the agenda include Galway, Cork and Newry.

Micheál and Leo will sit down for chats next week, but who else is talking?
# Call Me Maybe
# Call Me Maybe

Micheál and Leo will sit down for chats next week, but who else is talking?

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:45 AM 13,744 Views 61 Comments

The talks continue…

# 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
# 33

AS IT HAPPENED: No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil

Updated Feb 20th 2020, 7:59 PM 118,538 Views 72 Comments

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
# Reada Cronin
# Reada Cronin

Mary Lou McDonald wants to 'clear the air' with Jewish leader over TD's anti-Semitic tweets

Feb 20th 2020, 4:04 PM 30,883 Views 115 Comments

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'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 5:00 PM 63,301 Views 152 Comments

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
# Get In Formation
# Get In Formation

Sinn Féin enter Government Buildings for talks with top civil servants

Feb 18th 2020, 3:53 PM 34,868 Views 137 Comments

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
# New Government
# New Government

Social Democrats accuse Fine Gael of 'game-playing' and cancel meeting

Updated Feb 18th 2020, 9:55 AM 48,528 Views 170 Comments

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
# Move With Me

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

Feb 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 73,028 Views 90 Comments

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'
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Feb 17th 2020, 12:41 PM 27,545 Views 61 Comments

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
# Slow Progress
# Slow Progress

Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes

Feb 14th 2020, 5:58 PM 40,803 Views 171 Comments

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
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

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

Feb 14th 2020, 1:16 PM 63,107 Views 168 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

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

Feb 14th 2020, 11:25 AM 56,363 Views 285 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Updated Feb 13th 2020, 1:36 PM 67,716 Views 183 Comments

Newly election SF TDs met for the first time today.

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

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

Feb 13th 2020, 7:41 AM 23,197 Views 110 Comments

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

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

'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit
# Coalition Talks
# Coalition Talks

'Discussion about the potential for a government of change': Mary Lou McDonald meets with Green Party and People Before Profit

Updated Feb 12th 2020, 2:00 PM 81,982 Views 165 Comments

She will meet with the Social Democrats tomorrow.

How did they do it? Sinn Féin's historic 24% win was built on learnt lessons and a fed-up electorate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,203 Views 85 Comments

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?
# You Spin Me Round
# You Spin Me Round

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

Feb 11th 2020, 9:40 PM 37,768 Views 60 Comments

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
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

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

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,647 Views 217 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Feb 11th 2020, 12:02 AM 27,670 Views 91 Comments

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'
# Sinn Féin Surge
# Sinn Féin Surge

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

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 9:15 PM 97,783 Views 205 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 10th 2020, 3:06 PM 38,359 Views 18 Comments

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'

Feb 10th 2020, 9:07 AM 23,044 Views 78 Comments

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
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

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

Feb 9th 2020, 5:07 PM 42,743 Views 93 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

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

Updated Feb 9th 2020, 4:25 PM 28,993 Views 87 Comments

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