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Mary Lou McDonald

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Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
27 June 2020
President Michael D. Higgins
Taoiseach Micheál Martin
Preceded by Micheál Martin
President of Sinn Féin
Assumed office
10 February 2018
Vice President Michelle O'Neill
Preceded by Gerry Adams
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Dublin Central
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2004 – 20 June 2009
Constituency Dublin
Vice President of Sinn Féin
In office
22 February 2009 – 10 February 2018
President Gerry Adams
Preceded by Pat Doherty
Succeeded by Michelle O'Neill
Personal details
Mary Louise McDonald

1 May 1969 (1969-05-01) (age 52)
Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
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. 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.

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

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