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#Mary-Lou McDonald

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Mary Lou kicks off Sinn Féin's Yes campaign: 'I want my teenage daughter to grow up in a compassionate Ireland'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Mary Lou kicks off Sinn Féin's Yes campaign: 'I want my teenage daughter to grow up in a compassionate Ireland'

Apr 26th 2018, 4:24 PM 15,425 Views 215 Comments

The Sinn Féin president called on the men and women of Ireland to vote yes in the upcoming referendum.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

McDonald responds to 'sex appeal' article: 'I'm leader of Sinn Féin based on my effort, merit, and ability'
# Leadership Attributes
# Leadership Attributes

McDonald responds to 'sex appeal' article: 'I'm leader of Sinn Féin based on my effort, merit, and ability'

Apr 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,883 Views 98 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it would be helpful if the media and society recognised the real reasons behind women’s successes.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

Apr 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,893 Views 75 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians
# It's 2018 Lads
From The Daily Edge
# It's 2018 Lads

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

Apr 23rd 2018, 1:30 PM 4,913 Views 7 Comments

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Apr 22nd 2018, 9:41 AM 40,468 Views 90 Comments

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked
# Upping The Ante
# Upping The Ante

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

Apr 19th 2018, 3:25 PM 22,994 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach
# Media
# Media

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Apr 17th 2018, 4:35 PM 6,308 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.

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

Sinn Féin has had a very bumpy few years on social media - how will it weather this latest storm?
# Social Media
# Social Media

Sinn Féin has had a very bumpy few years on social media - how will it weather this latest storm?

Mar 20th 2018, 8:00 PM 12,146 Views 82 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has said she seeks to reform and modernise the party, part of that will require a rethinking of how reps use social media.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy
# Horse Before Cart
# Horse Before Cart

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mar 19th 2018, 6:10 PM 16,493 Views 150 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

Mary Lou says senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' made 'catastrophic error'
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Mary Lou says senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' made 'catastrophic error'

Mar 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 92,956 Views 297 Comments

Máire Devine has been suspended from Sinn Féin for three months.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Mary Lou on not being invited to the White House: 'I don't feel snubbed'
# Lost In The Post
# Lost In The Post

Mary Lou on not being invited to the White House: 'I don't feel snubbed'

Mar 14th 2018, 9:01 PM 22,278 Views 59 Comments

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr have been invited.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down
# No Laughing Matter
# No Laughing Matter

Northern MLAs could have their pay docked by over €15,000 while Stormont remains down

Mar 13th 2018, 9:19 AM 14,051 Views 64 Comments

Secretary of State Karen Bradley ‘is minded’ to reduce their pay.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 12 March, 2018

Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have
# Not On The List
# Not On The List

Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have

Mar 12th 2018, 12:25 PM 38,749 Views 142 Comments

The leaders of both parties are traditionally invited to the annual White House Patrick’s Day reception.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald wasn't impressed after meeting Theresa May in London
# 10 Downing Street
# 10 Downing Street

Mary Lou McDonald wasn't impressed after meeting Theresa May in London

Feb 21st 2018, 6:42 PM 47,880 Views 88 Comments

The new Sinn Féin leader says the British Prime Minister has ‘no plan’.

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

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North
# Ceart Go Leor
# Ceart Go Leor

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

Feb 20th 2018, 7:21 AM 47,205 Views 94 Comments

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

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

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work
# Big Interview
# Big Interview

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 PM 41,843 Views 95 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock
# Stormont
# Stormont

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Feb 17th 2018, 1:49 PM 11,214 Views 73 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 16 February, 2018

McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong'
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

McDonald: 'If the DUP crashed this thinking that they would return to the bosom of direct rule, they thought wrong'

Feb 16th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,224 Views 90 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, the Sinn Féin leader said her party still has the political will to get back around the table for talks.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

'Sisters are doin' it for themselves': Disco music heralds Sinn Féin into a new dawn

Feb 11th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,739 Views 63 Comments

The new Sinn Féin leader knows she has to modernise the party to make it fit for purpose.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Feb 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 14,788 Views 129 Comments

Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald said the current situation cannot be tolerated.

Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin
# Slán Gerry
# Slán Gerry

Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin

Feb 10th 2018, 3:34 PM 17,506 Views 118 Comments

In her speech, McDonald said “we are the generation of republicans who will see the rising of the moon”.

Mary Lou McDonald to lay out her vision to 'modernise' the Sinn Féin party
# Saying Goodbye
# Saying Goodbye

Mary Lou McDonald to lay out her vision to 'modernise' the Sinn Féin party

Feb 10th 2018, 1:00 PM 25,890 Views 161 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald will take over from Gerry Adams today, who has led the party for 34 years.

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes
# Behind The Wheel
# Behind The Wheel

These are the big tests facing Mary Lou as she fills Gerry's shoes

Feb 10th 2018, 10:00 AM 12,600 Views 114 Comments

Today she becomes Sinn Féin leader, but what next?

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 5 February, 2018

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly says he has spoken to police after being filmed removing a clamp
# Bolt Cutter
# Bolt Cutter

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly says he has spoken to police after being filmed removing a clamp

Feb 5th 2018, 7:05 AM 23,865 Views 130 Comments

Kelly, who has been an MLA since 1998, is the party’s policing spokesman.

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

Nominations for the deputy leadership of SF open today - so far there's just one candidate
# Michelle O'Neill
# Michelle O'Neill

Nominations for the deputy leadership of SF open today - so far there's just one candidate

Jan 22nd 2018, 7:48 AM 14,341 Views 88 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said she wanted to join Mary Lou McDonald in the leadership of the party.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story
# After Gerry
# After Gerry

Mary Lou may be Sinn Féin's leader-in-waiting, but whether that translates to votes is another story

Jan 21st 2018, 8:01 AM 16,684 Views 166 Comments

A new poll shows that it won’t change how two-thirds of voters view the party.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the new leader of Sinn Féin
# New Boss
# New Boss

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the new leader of Sinn Féin

Jan 20th 2018, 11:04 AM 43,618 Views 327 Comments

Gerry Adams will be stepping aside from his role after more than 30 years.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Lou says Kingsmill video hasn't damaged Sinn Féin's credibility
# Barry Mcelduff
# Barry Mcelduff

Mary Lou says Kingsmill video hasn't damaged Sinn Féin's credibility

Jan 9th 2018, 10:45 PM 43,975 Views 256 Comments

The sole survivor of the Kingsmill massacre said the video was like “a punch to the stomach”.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 8 January, 2018

Nominations for a new Sinn Féin leader open today
# New Era
# New Era

Nominations for a new Sinn Féin leader open today

Jan 8th 2018, 7:48 AM 11,366 Views 67 Comments

The race to succeed Gerry Adams is on. But there appears to be only one front runner in Mary Lou McDonald.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

McDonald says grassroots members want Sinn Féin to 'shape up' in dealing with bullying claims
# Resignations
# Resignations

McDonald says grassroots members want Sinn Féin to 'shape up' in dealing with bullying claims

Dec 5th 2017, 10:17 AM 15,063 Views 70 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said she would “lead from the front” in dealing with such issues if elected leader of the party.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game
# Who Blinks First?
# Who Blinks First?

'I was in the bar when the cheer went up': Politicians hit the airwaves to play election blame game

Nov 26th 2017, 1:46 PM 43,480 Views 114 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty has said she heard a roar from Fianna Fáil TDs.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Boost for Sinn Féin as 20% say they'd be more likely to vote for party under new leader
# After Gerry
# After Gerry

Boost for Sinn Féin as 20% say they'd be more likely to vote for party under new leader

Nov 25th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,452 Views 110 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald is widely tipped to take over after several senior figures ruled themselves out.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Sinn Féin submits motion of no confidence in Tanaiste
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Sinn Féin submits motion of no confidence in Tanaiste

Nov 23rd 2017, 1:15 PM 22,586 Views 136 Comments

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Monday 20 November, 2017

Two of Mary Lou's potential rivals have ruled themselves out of the SF leadership race
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Two of Mary Lou's potential rivals have ruled themselves out of the SF leadership race

Nov 20th 2017, 9:07 AM 26,439 Views 129 Comments

Who will take over from Gerry Adams? It won’t be Michelle O’Neill or Pearse Doherty.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Saturday 18 November, 2017

No free vote for Sinn Féin TDs and senators on abortion
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

No free vote for Sinn Féin TDs and senators on abortion

Nov 18th 2017, 6:20 PM 18,968 Views 101 Comments

The party voted to reaffirm their position to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Friday 17 November, 2017

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner

Nov 17th 2017, 7:55 PM 22,931 Views 182 Comments

Earlier today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin.

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians
# Executive Council
# Executive Council

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

Nov 17th 2017, 6:15 PM 60,839 Views 164 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

Gerry Adams expected to set out his 'future intentions' at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Gerry Adams expected to set out his 'future intentions' at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend

Nov 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,321 Views 90 Comments

Adams told the media this week that nothing in his speech this Saturday will impact on the talks in Northern Ireland.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

Nov 7th 2017, 7:10 AM 14,296 Views 51 Comments

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# mary-lou-mcdonald - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station
# Public Accounts Committee
# Public Accounts Committee

Acting Garda Commissioner says he has 'no authority' to release report into reopening of Stepaside Garda Station

Sep 28th 2017, 10:35 AM 14,633 Views 30 Comments

Dónall Ó Cualáin was up in front of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee this morning.