About Me

Background

  

Having worked within the Disabilities, Homeless and Probation services for much of my adult life I have Thirty years experience in dealing with issues that affect families and our communities. As a teacher I gave advice and knowledge to students looking after elderly people. I have Real experience in real situations

I am committed to local issues , Previously I was a founder and committee member of Clonburris Youth Club for over 10 years ,a committee member on Clondalkin Community Council and PRO – Peamount Hospital Parents and Friends.

I am a Peace Commissioner appointed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD for the County of Dublin and the counties immediately adjoining that county.

As an Independent I am very proud to have been first elected in 2014 and than again in 2019 to represent the people of the Clondalkin Area on South Dublin County Council. I have an Honours degree in Social Care. I am passionate about social Justice Issues.

As an elected representative, I was am a member of the Environment SPC (previously I was on the Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage and Libraries SPC) I was elected Clondalkin Area Chair for 2015-2016 , 2018-2019 and 2021-2022

I am on the Dublin Region Horse Welfare Working Group and also on the Review of Legislation/Bye Laws sub group. I am also on the Scrambler and Quad Regional Forum and working group.

I am also a Voluntarily a member of many Boards, I am the Current Chairperson of the Bawnogue Community Centre and the Chairperson of Dublin West MS Ireland (Brendan Kenna) Branch,  I am also on the board of the Four Districts day Care Centre  Neilstown Community Centre and Quarryvale Family Resource Centre. I am also on the sub committees of the ”Staffing” and ”Finance” for the Clondalkin Traveller Development Group ,

I run and founded and am chair of the ”Clondalkin St Patricks day parade” and ”Clondalkin Helping Homeless” and am actively involved in the ”Clondalkin Fairtrade town” Steering Committee. I am Proprietor of ‘’United Survivors’’ (Trademark @ 256719)

I am a former Chairperson of the “Clondalkin Handcraft & Horticultural Show” and Knckmitten Community centre and a former board member of the Christine Buckely Centre. I was Involved with ”Clondalkin Buddy Bench”.

Teaching Council registration Number : 189850 – Click here for Teaching Council

FAS/ EI trainer ID number: 903647-7650 FETAC accredited Training Provider: 384901

Care – new ways…new approaches…

Education

BA (hons) degree in Social Care and Disability Diploma in Counselling , Diploma in Health Service Management
Moyle Park College & Clonburris National school

Memberships

MS Ireland – Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
Dublin West MS Ireland, “Brendan Kenna” Branch , The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Inclusion Ireland – National Association for People with an Intellectual disability
Amnesty International – Irish Section
Get on Board – Mental Health
Social Justice Ireland
The Carers Association

Qualifications:

Degree:

Honours Degree In Social Care supplement

Diplomas:

Diploma in Health Service Management Diploma in Aromatheraphy Diploma in Counselling Diploma in Criminology

Certs:

Childcare Addiction studies cert Advanced Course in Client work skills Community care Practice ‘Community care’ Counselling skills Delivering Outcomes to People Drugs Education course Train The Trainer Managing challenging behaviour Facing upto Suicide Cert Management Cert  First Aid Food Safety

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