Opinion Comment

Saturday 18 November 2017

Kevin Doyle: What stops Mary Lou from stating obvious about Adams?

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Tom Burke
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Tom Burke
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

There are a lot of reasons why Mary Lou McDonald has one of the safest seats in Ireland.

Her reputation as a local representative is well-established. She is one of the strongest performers in the Dáil and has made good use of a high-profile position on the Public Accounts Committee.

And despite the often ungratifying Thursday handbags with Tánaiste Joan Burton that became a recurring theme over the last year, she is a very pleasant person.

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