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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# 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
# Breege Quinn

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

Feb 6th 2020, 9:54 PM 19,439 Views 0 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 6th 2020, 2:22 PM 14,532 Views 82 Comments

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
# Conor Murphy
# Conor Murphy

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

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 10:08 PM 90,743 Views 93 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 58,175 Views 75 Comments

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'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 55,114 Views 111 Comments

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

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

'It'd be like asking John Delaney to take over the FAI again': The key points from the RTÉ debate

Feb 4th 2020, 10:35 PM 69,650 Views 166 Comments

It was the final time the three debated before Saturday’s election.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 3 February, 2020

What's your big election question for Mary Lou McDonald? It's YOUR chance to ask
# The Candidate Podcast
# The Candidate Podcast

What's your big election question for Mary Lou McDonald? It's YOUR chance to ask

Feb 3rd 2020, 3:33 PM 17,727 Views 150 Comments

We want to put your questions to all the party leaders before 8 February.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Lise Hand: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are asking 'What can we do about Mary Lou?'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,108 Views 141 Comments

After a jump in recent opinion polls, the ‘big two’ parties are worried about a Shinner surge, writes Lise Hand.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Sinn Féin's 'manifesto for change' pledges to build 100,000 homes and secure a referendum on Irish unity

Jan 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 24,303 Views 289 Comments

The party has also committed to returning the pension age to 65 and abolishing the property tax.

Claim that Sinn Féin TDs have 'zero' influence over policies is untrue, says McDonald
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Claim that Sinn Féin TDs have 'zero' influence over policies is untrue, says McDonald

Jan 28th 2020, 10:47 AM 28,522 Views 213 Comments

Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín said party policy decisions are made by a small group of people.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Mary Lou says 'dominance of FF and FG is gone, but RTÉ has yet to catch up'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou says 'dominance of FF and FG is gone, but RTÉ has yet to catch up'

Jan 22nd 2020, 11:28 AM 21,974 Views 155 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said that the party has “taken legal advice and will pursue that, but we shouldn’t have to go to court”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 13 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears
# Twitter
# Twitter

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears

Jan 13th 2020, 6:32 PM 27,550 Views 0 Comments

A pretrial motion was mentioned before the High Court today.

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold
# February Poll
# February Poll

'Political stunt' or 'a government drawing to a finish': Election fever has officially taken hold

Jan 13th 2020, 10:32 AM 15,633 Views 39 Comments

Several politicians have taken to the airwaves this morning.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 1 December, 2019

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

By-election results show government is 'out of touch' - Sinn Féin

Dec 1st 2019, 2:31 PM 22,125 Views 114 Comments

Fine Gael suffered a blow after failing to win any seats in four contests.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 22 November, 2019

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote
# Contest
# Contest

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Updated Nov 22nd 2019, 2:03 PM 20,522 Views 42 Comments

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?

Nov 17th 2019, 10:30 AM 96,295 Views 200 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald made the call at the party’s Ard Fheis in Derry last night.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

Updated Nov 16th 2019, 8:40 PM 28,041 Views 136 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise
# Trolley Numbers
# Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

Oct 1st 2019, 6:29 PM 13,173 Views 60 Comments

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Jump in support for Sinn Féin, but Fianna Fáil remains most popular party

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:00 AM 25,863 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the latest opinion poll.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’
# Donation
# Donation

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

Sep 11th 2019, 2:07 PM 25,251 Views 42 Comments

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'
# Sinn Fein Away Day
# Sinn Fein Away Day

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

Sep 11th 2019, 12:19 PM 12,786 Views 44 Comments

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election
# Interview
# Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

Aug 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 27,712 Views 67 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster
# Interview
# Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

Aug 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,526 Views 103 Comments

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 5 August, 2019

How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland

Aug 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 49,720 Views 58 Comments

A no-deal Brexit could spell the return of direct rule to Northern Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
# Mercosur Deal
# Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:51 PM 17,939 Views 65 Comments

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'

Jun 18th 2019, 3:25 PM 35,509 Views 128 Comments

Noonan was minister for justice during the period Majella Moynihan faced censure.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'
# Le2019
# Le2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

May 25th 2019, 6:40 PM 32,659 Views 87 Comments

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block
# New Talks
# New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

May 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 21,677 Views 32 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital
# Waterford
# Waterford

Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital

May 1st 2019, 4:37 PM 20,805 Views 25 Comments

Doctors have defended four pathologists who raised concerns about conditions at University Hospital Waterford’s mortuary after their claims were disputed.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 27 April, 2019

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive
# Power Sharing
# Power Sharing

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive

Apr 27th 2019, 9:25 AM 8,045 Views 45 Comments

Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate
# Lyra McKee
# Lyra McKee

'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate

Updated Apr 24th 2019, 7:52 PM 30,743 Views 26 Comments

It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government,

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'
# Mary Lou
# Mary Lou

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'

Apr 2nd 2019, 2:04 PM 23,052 Views 133 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris last night criticised the party for its abstention from Westminster.

McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner
# Banner Backlash
# Banner Backlash

McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:36 AM 43,816 Views 86 Comments

McDonald received backlash after Sinn Féin shared images online of her standing behind the banner.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification

Mar 26th 2019, 1:53 PM 17,123 Views 99 Comments

Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade
# England Out
# England Out

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

Mar 17th 2019, 11:02 AM 89,834 Views 134 Comments

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I think she should go... but the problem is much bigger than Karen Bradley'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I think she should go... but the problem is much bigger than Karen Bradley'

Mar 9th 2019, 12:31 PM 26,282 Views 64 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader added to calls for Karen Bradley’s resignation earlier today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year
# RSVP
# RSVP

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year

Mar 6th 2019, 5:06 PM 23,141 Views 60 Comments

Last year there was some controversy after McDonald was not invited to the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day reception.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland
# Her Name Is Clodagh
# Her Name Is Clodagh

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

Feb 26th 2019, 3:56 PM 20,623 Views 17 Comments

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains
# Spiralling Costs
# Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

Updated Feb 20th 2019, 7:15 PM 49,910 Views 208 Comments

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz

Feb 13th 2019, 10:04 AM 32,805 Views 105 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also accused the British Prime Minister Theresa May of acting “in bad faith”.