Candidate for Dublin Bay South

Sarah is the Global Operations Manager of Science Gallery International, the global university linked network dedicated to breaking down the boundaries between art and science.

Sarah holds a BA in Communications from DCU and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. She has a background in theatre producing and financial management and worked for nine years as the Executive Producer for award-winning Irish theatre company, The Corn Exchange.

Sarah has served on the boards of Theatre Forum and GAZE Film Festival. She was a lead organiser in the #WakingTheFeminists campaign to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre by 2021, and most recently has convened a group of experts to put together Amplify Women’s toolkit on harassment.

She was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre in 2016. Originally from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Sarah lives in Dublin city centre with her partner Yvonne.

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“I became involved in politics to effect change. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”

I am delighted to be involved with a party that puts equality and inclusion at its heart. The SocDems are a movement for equality and accessibility in education, housing and healthcare.

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Sarah Durcan on why she is a SocDem

Sarah Durcan is excited to be involved with the SocDems.

She is equality and accessibility in education, housing and healthcare and knows that the SocDems are the party to deliver these values.

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Just back from a productive day spent with our 2019 Social Democrats local election candidates. Feeling energized after discussing our plans for the upcoming elections in May. #LE19 ... See MoreSee Less

Just back from a productive day spent with our 2019 Social Democrats local election candidates. Feeling energized after discussing our plans for the upcoming elections in May. #LE19

1 month ago

Social Democrats Dublin Bay South

SOCDEMS PARENTAL LEAVE BILL - IMPORTANT UPDATE Many of you will be aware of (and waiting patiently for) our Social Democrats Parental Leave Bill, which extends unpaid parental leave from 4 to 6 months, and increases the age limit to 12 years (currently 8). This Bill is hugely important to give parents a bit of flexibility in how they manage their family commitments. Getting a Bill through the Dail is a long process..but we were nearly there and the next Committee phase of our Bill in the Seanad was due to be taken this evening, in time kindly provided by Fianna Fáil. However, this has had to be postponed. A late Fine Gael decision (apparently taken by Government yesterday) to now oppose the Bill meant that there was a risk that the Bill could be defeated tonight. We felt it was better to postpone to another time when the Bill would stand a better chance of being passed. The Government’s change of position is unexpected given that they had allowed the Bill to proceed largely unchallenged up to now. The Bill is at a very advanced stage in the legislative process, having already passed all stages in the Dáil, and it’s very late in the day for a change of mind. Their reasons for now opposing it seem to be spurious and political in nature, and would suggest that they are more concerned about employers rather than parents. It means there is much more work to be done to get the Bill passed. We believe it will be very useful in January to ask parents you know who could benefit from the provisions of the Bill to contact their own TDs and Senators. We will come back to you in January when we can coordinate a campaign to ensure passage of the Bill. I will keep you up to date when I have more news, regards Jennifer ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Social Democrats Dublin Bay South

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This day 100 years ago Irish women voted in general elections for the first time.......today we are still striving to build an inclusive and equal Republic
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1 month ago

Social Democrats Dublin Bay South

Sarah Durcan for Dublin Bay South
Governance and ownership of the New National Maternity Hospital is a complex issue - but one thing is clear - it won't be publicly owned or operated under current agreement. €350m building is being handed over to private healthcare company, currently still owned by the Sisters of Charity. These important matters should be entirely cleared up before building commences. This debacle has been going on too long.
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1 month ago

Social Democrats Dublin Bay South

A long read on the debacle around the ownership and governance of the new National Maternity Hospital - a complex matter that goes to the heart of the deep links between Church and State in our pubic health service. #OurMoneyOurHospital #SocDems #MakeNMHOurs http://sarahdurcan.com/the-ongoing-debacle-over-religious-control-at-the-new-national-maternity-hospital/ ... See MoreSee Less

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