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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop
# Brexit
# Brexit

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 9:28 PM 31,421 Views 35 Comments

Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Jan 30th 2019, 8:06 PM 17,603 Views 44 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 26 January, 2019

'Now is the time for unity': Mary Lou McDonald calls on Government to set up unity forum
# Think32
# Think32

'Now is the time for unity': Mary Lou McDonald calls on Government to set up unity forum

Jan 26th 2019, 1:53 PM 20,091 Views 145 Comments

She said that the Irish Government must not turn away from the “inevitable”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 3:07 PM 14,844 Views 41 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'
# Stormont Assembly
# Stormont Assembly

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'

Jan 9th 2019, 7:11 PM 25,583 Views 42 Comments

A white paper on Northern Ireland was published today, offering powers to the Stormont Assembly in relation to the Irish backstop.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

Dec 30th 2018, 12:13 PM 30,183 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death
# RIP
# RIP

'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death

Dec 27th 2018, 4:48 PM 33,196 Views 10 Comments

The folklorist and activist was best known for his stage role as trade union leader Jim Larkin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll
# Drop In Support
# Drop In Support

Sinn Féin loses ground on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as it falls six points in latest opinion poll

Dec 23rd 2018, 9:12 AM 25,776 Views 196 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular party, with Fianna Fáil not far behind.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'
# Column
# Column

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Leo asked where I was in the Dáil yesterday. I'm in Palestine observing the daily abuse they face'

Dec 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 68,705 Views 219 Comments

Yesterday, the Taoiseach asked why the Sinn Féin leader was not in the chamber.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting

Nov 20th 2018, 8:11 PM 20,319 Views 75 Comments

Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.

'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes
# Taxes
# Taxes

'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes

Nov 20th 2018, 8:01 PM 13,530 Views 23 Comments

The changes will kick in in January 2020.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Nov 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,167 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation
# Disciplined
# Disciplined

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Nov 1st 2018, 10:54 AM 27,581 Views 103 Comments

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I don’t regret at all that we had the election'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I don’t regret at all that we had the election'

Oct 27th 2018, 1:18 PM 12,404 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin effectively ensured an election by running a candidate.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works

Oct 24th 2018, 4:08 PM 11,719 Views 40 Comments

The religious order has pledged €2.5 million towards the works which will cost between €6-€13m.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation
# Termination Of Pregnancy
# Termination Of Pregnancy

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

Updated Oct 23rd 2018, 6:31 PM 28,261 Views 104 Comments

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 22 October, 2018

Gardaí confirm murder investigation as community in 'shock and sadness' over Amanda Carroll killing
# Cabra
# Cabra

Gardaí confirm murder investigation as community in 'shock and sadness' over Amanda Carroll killing

Updated Oct 22nd 2018, 5:12 PM 49,869 Views 28 Comments

The 33 year-old mother-of-two was discovered by a family member in her home yesterday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December
# Brexit
# Brexit

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 1:25 PM 34,198 Views 105 Comments

The Tániaste said a time limit on the backstop is not a runner.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse
# Apology
# Apology

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Sep 18th 2018, 4:17 PM 8,223 Views 33 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job
# Sinn Féin Think-in
# Sinn Féin Think-in

Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job

Sep 4th 2018, 1:11 PM 28,327 Views 89 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said she is in charge of the party, and no ‘shadowy figures’ are in control.

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism

Sep 4th 2018, 11:48 AM 33,754 Views 117 Comments

Pearse Doherty said he couldn’t see the day when the union flag would fly overhead, but said all views must be accomodated.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 3 September, 2018

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference
# Referendum Delay
# Referendum Delay

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:42 PM 14,870 Views 49 Comments

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

Mary Lou McDonald says she would meet Trump while he visits Ireland
# Sinn Féin Think-in
# Sinn Féin Think-in

Mary Lou McDonald says she would meet Trump while he visits Ireland

Sep 3rd 2018, 3:30 PM 17,142 Views 62 Comments

McDonald said the party will join the protests against the visit of the US President this November.

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it

Sep 3rd 2018, 12:43 PM 13,236 Views 111 Comments

At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.

Mary Lou's first Sinn Féin think-in as leader to focus on Irish unity, Brexit and post offices
# Party Get Together
# Party Get Together

Mary Lou's first Sinn Féin think-in as leader to focus on Irish unity, Brexit and post offices

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:10 AM 8,870 Views 48 Comments

This is the first year McDonald is leading the event as party leader.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims

Aug 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,968 Views 66 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 81,375 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'
# Picture Paints 1000 Words
# Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

Aug 10th 2018, 6:15 AM 51,335 Views 214 Comments

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald
# Brexit
# Brexit

Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald

Aug 5th 2018, 6:31 PM 19,292 Views 91 Comments

Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 27 July, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin to announce presidential candidate in September - here are the qualities its looking for

Jul 27th 2018, 1:15 PM 18,004 Views 92 Comments

Willing to strike up a conversation about Irish unity? Sinn Féin want to hear from you.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

Jul 10th 2018, 7:09 PM 7,021 Views 5 Comments

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race
# The Aras
# The Aras

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:18 PM 24,405 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors
# Hospital Staff
# Hospital Staff

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors

Jun 26th 2018, 6:14 PM 12,407 Views 47 Comments

Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 18 June, 2018

Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'
# Coalitions
# Coalitions

Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State'

Jun 18th 2018, 10:49 AM 21,227 Views 216 Comments

Patrick O’Donovan ruled out the possibility of a coalition between his party and Sinn Féin.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties
# Door Open
# Door Open

'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties

Jun 16th 2018, 9:15 AM 9,549 Views 67 Comments

Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 PM 23,040 Views 138 Comments

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 8 June, 2018

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast
# Building Bridges
# Building Bridges

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Jun 8th 2018, 2:26 PM 27,070 Views 59 Comments

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside
# Chopping Block
# Chopping Block

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

May 8th 2018, 6:20 PM 13,834 Views 59 Comments

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál
# Tables Turn
# Tables Turn

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál

May 5th 2018, 7:20 PM 23,737 Views 72 Comments

The latest Sunday Independent poll shows that McDonald has become the first Sinn Féin leader to score higher in popularity than Martin for three years.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 27 April, 2018

Anti-Brexit unionist nominated by Leo Varadkar elected to Seanad with help of Sinn Féin
# Unlikely Alliance
# Unlikely Alliance

Anti-Brexit unionist nominated by Leo Varadkar elected to Seanad with help of Sinn Féin

Apr 27th 2018, 10:37 PM 22,863 Views 71 Comments

Ian Marshall says he’s received support from other unionists.