Why I got involved in politics

I am passionate about social justice and have spent most of my life campaigning and advocating on issues of equality, inclusion, recognition and respect. This includes Marriage Equality and Repeal the 8th.  

I am very interested in politics and current affairs and want to contribute to a progressive, equal society. I want to make a positive contribution to my community and broader society and that is why I got involved in politics.  I hope for a progressive equal society underpinned by a strong fair economy, where all our voices can be heard.  

My priorities

Stillorgan Local Electoral Area is a thriving community: a great place to live, raise our families and grow old.  My priorities for our area include:

•       Working with local residents on key issues that affect us all

•       Supporting local business 

•       Focusing on the safety of pedestrians and cyclists 

•       Sustainable housing and local development

•       Clean, safe, green communities

•       Local recreational facilities that promote social inclusion and community activity

My background

I grew up in Dundrum, was educated in Wesley College and I hold a MSc in Applied Social Research (TCD), MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DCU) as well as qualifications in Data Protection Law (Kings Inn).   I currently work as a Data Protection Officer,  having previously worked across the private and public sectors including Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Clubs and Committees

I am currently a member of Labour Party Executive Board (female panel)

I have a strong track record in public advocacy, having previously volunteered with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, elected as joint chair of the Parent Teacher Association, as well as elected to the social inclusion strand of the local Public Participation Network.  I have been on the Board of dlr Volunteer Centre and was one of the founders of the dlr Ethnic Minority Integration Forum.