A woman takes on Ireland’s old boy’s club

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

May 25, 2018

A woman takes on Ireland’s old boy’s club


By Shawn McCreesh,

On a misty Monday morning in the city’s north end, I am sipping coffee — not the Irish kind — with Mary Lou McDonald, the new president of Sinn Fein and the most exciting person in politics here today. At 5 foot 4, this fast-talking, 49-year-old mother of two is barely a few months into the job and is already being whispered about as the possible first female prime minister of Ireland.

“How great would that be?” she asked, with a laugh. “Well, why not?”

Click here to read the full article published by The New York Times on 25 May 2018.

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