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17th Feb 2020

Mary Lou McDonald did the Macarena in Dublin today and nobody knows what’s going on anymore

James Fenton

The Irish public is still none the wiser as to who will form our next Government but at least we know that Mary Lou McDonald is down with the 1990s dance crazes.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, fresh from the party’s historic performance in the General Election, was in Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre today and while there she was given some lessons from local children in how to perform the Macarena. Yep, this is where we are now.

Joined by Chris Andrews TD, Mary Lou appeared to be doing okay at first but it wasn’t long before she got muddled up and gave an Andrews a thinly-veiled nudge in order for the spotlight to fall on his equally ropey performance of the 1990s dance phenomenon.

The clip was shared online by a number of journalists today and it’s fair to say people don’t really know what to do with it…

As well as the Macarena, Mary Lou also tried her hand at Whigfield’s Saturday night, meaning she completed the ultimate double of mid-90s dance crazes. What have you done this Monday morning?

Next up, Leo Varadkar and Michael Martin tackle Gangnam Style. Stay tuned, folks.