Mary Lou McDonald

Irish politician

Mary Louise McDonald (born 1 May 1969) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician. In June 2020, she became Leader of the Opposition. She is the Leader of Sinn Féin since February 2018 and Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin Central since the 2011 general election. She was Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin from 2009 to 2018 and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Dublin from 2004 to 2009.[1]

Mary Lou McDonald

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Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
27 June 2020
PresidentMichael D. Higgins
TaoiseachMicheál Martin
Preceded byMicheál Martin
President of Sinn Féin
Assumed office
10 February 2018
Vice PresidentMichelle O'Neill
Preceded byGerry Adams
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
ConstituencyDublin Central
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2004 – 20 June 2009
ConstituencyDublin
Vice President of Sinn Féin
In office
22 February 2009 – 10 February 2018
PresidentGerry Adams
Preceded byPat Doherty
Succeeded byMichelle O'Neill
Personal details
Born
Mary Louise McDonald

(1969-05-01) 1 May 1969 (age 51)
Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)
Martin Lanigan (m. 1996)
Children2
Alma mater
WebsiteOfficial website

On 10 February 2018, McDonald replaced longtime party leader Gerry Adams after a special election in Dublin.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ms. Mary Lou McDonald". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. "Mary Lou McDonald confirmed as new leader of Sinn Féin". The Irish Times. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.