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Mary Lou McDonald

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Leader of Sinn Féin
Assumed office
10 February 2018
Deputy Michelle O'Neill
Preceded by Gerry Adams
Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin
In office
22 February 2009 – 10 February 2018
Leader Gerry Adams
Preceded by Pat Doherty
Succeeded by Michelle O'Neill
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Dublin Central
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2004 – 20 June 2009
Constituency Dublin
Personal details
Born
Mary Louise McDonald

1 May 1969 (1969-05-01) (age 51)
Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin (since 1998)
Other political
affiliations
Fianna Fáil (Before 1998)
Spouse(s)
Martin Lanigan (m. 1996)
Children 2
Alma mater
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Dublin City University

Mary Louise McDonald (born 1 May 1969) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician. 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.

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


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