I joined the Green Party in 2018 after my involvement in our local Together for Yes campaign showed me that when grassroots activism meets political persuasion, anything is possible. I wanted to keep knocking on doors and speaking to people about the other issues that mattered to me: the threat of climate breakdown, the collapse of our natural world, growing social inequality, and the injustice of a city that was failing to provide for its people on key quality of life issues like affordable housing, a thriving cultural scene, accessible green spaces, and safe, people-friendly streets.
In February 2020 I was co-opted onto Dublin City Council and since then I have been working with my Green colleagues to deliver all of those things, for Kimmage Rathmines and for the city at large. I chair Dublin City Council’s Local Community Development Committee and sit on the Climate and Environment SPC, along with a number of working groups and sub-committees, and the Government’s working group on textile waste. I’m a communications professional, with a background in fashion, and I had been working as a journalist before getting involved in local politics.