Friday August 14, 2020

McDonald: ‘Next election shouldn’t be reduced to Micheál or Leo’

Sinn Féin plans to hammer Fine Gael on the housing crisis when the election campaign breaks out, and the party leader says she wants to be in government to fix it

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd December, 2019
Mary Lou McDonald has had a difficult 2019 as leader of Sinn Féin. Picture: Fergal Phillips

In her fifth-floor office in the Leinster House 2000 building, I tell Mary Lou McDonald that I have been watching a programme recently about a high-profile female leader who is under pressure, dealing with dissent in her organisation and under intense media scrutiny. So, has she been watching the third series of the Crown on Netflix?

McDonald laughed. “That’s an unlikely parallel. I thought you were going to suggest I should audition for it,” she said....

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