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#Mary-Lou McDonald

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’ Donation

Mary Lou McDonald says Englishman who left €1.7m to Sinn Féin was a ‘rebel with a cause’

The man left the money to Sinn Féin in his will.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous' Sinn Fein Away Day

Mary Lou says Boris Brexit 'fantasy' is 'profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous'

She told her party’s away day in Louth that the Irish government cannot blink as too much is at stake.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election Interview

Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election

In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

From TheJournal.ie How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland Deadlock

How no-deal Brexit makes direct rule nearly inevitable in Northern Ireland

A no-deal Brexit could spell the return of direct rule to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter' Gardaí

Mary Lou McDonald asks Michael Noonan to clarify if he described Majella Moynihan case as 'internal garda matter'

Noonan was minister for justice during the period Majella Moynihan faced censure.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day' Le2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Sinn Féin aren't crybabies, today is the Greens' day'

McDonald said she is disappointed with her party’s results.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital Waterford

Calls for investigation amid 'alarming' response to claims about storage of bodies at hospital

Doctors have defended four pathologists who raised concerns about conditions at University Hospital Waterford’s mortuary after their claims were disputed.

From TheJournal.ie White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive Power Sharing

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive

Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate Lyra McKee

'Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?' - priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate

It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government,

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature' Mary Lou

Sinn Féin taking Westminster seats 'would only heighten political temperature'

Minister for Health Simon Harris last night criticised the party for its abstention from Westminster.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner Banner Backlash

McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner

McDonald received backlash after Sinn Féin shared images online of her standing behind the banner.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification Irish Unity

McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification

Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

From TheJournal.ie 'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade England Out

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'I think she should go... but the problem is much bigger than Karen Bradley' Northern Ireland

Mary Lou McDonald: 'I think she should go... but the problem is much bigger than Karen Bradley'

The Sinn Féin leader added to calls for Karen Bradley’s resignation earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year RSVP

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year

Last year there was some controversy after McDonald was not invited to the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day reception.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland Her Name Is Clodagh

Dáil hears calls for research to be carried out into familicide in Ireland

There were also calls for the HSE and Tusla to be included in the new garda review of murders in the home.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz Sinn Féin

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz

The Sinn Féin leader also accused the British Prime Minister Theresa May of acting “in bad faith”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop Brexit

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Now is the time for unity': Mary Lou McDonald calls on Government to set up unity forum Think32

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP' Stormont Assembly

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful' Border Poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Generous, intelligent, larger than life': Tributes paid to actor Jer O'Leary following his death RIP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting Abuse Claims

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Elaborate system for workers to vouch for modest expenses': Mary Lou and Leo clash over Revenue changes Taxes
From TheJournal.ie 'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF Fine Gael Ard Fheis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation Disciplined

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald: 'I don’t regret at all that we had the election' Sinn Féin This post contains videos

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

Sinn Féin effectively ensured an election by running a candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works Tuam Mother And Baby Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation Termination Of Pregnancy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm murder investigation as community in 'shock and sadness' over Amanda Carroll killing Cabra

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December Brexit

Taoiseach warns Brexit negotiations could stretch into December

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

From TheJournal.ie McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse Apology

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

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

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