Why I got involved in politics

Being born to a single mother at the time in 1980's Ireland and growing up as a gay woman instilled in me from a young age how inequality impacts on people's lives. I got involved in politics because I see it as a way to change people's lives for the better. 

My priorities

  • Better housing policy and tackling dereliction 
  • Campaigning for a €9 monthly climate ticket for public transport
  • Standing up for marginalised communities 
  • Affordable childcare
  • Access to education at all levels

My background

  • Currently: Executive Director of the Irish Council for International Students
  • National Head of Mobilisation for the Together for Yes campaign in 2018
  • Former president of the Union of Students in Ireland, during the marriage equality referendum
  • Campaigner for LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, access to education