Candidate for Dún Laoghaire 

Sinéad has leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. She served as the inaugural Director of the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission from 2014 to 2016 and before that she built and led the Corporate Social Responsibility function for Google Ireland. She is now running her own media production company and provides training and consultancy to the public and NGO sectors.

Sinéad has been an activist her entire adult life – she was president of the Students’ Union at University of Ulster at Coleraine, and she currently holds a number of voluntary director positions on the boards of non-governmental organisations; Digital Charity Lab, Victims’ Rights Alliance and One Family.

Sinéad is a lifelong learner with an undergraduate degree in History & Politics from University of Ulster and a range of post-graduate qualifications in the areas of IT & Education, Cyberpsychology, Equality Studies and Human Rights Law.

Sinéad is a single mum from Blackrock, Co. Dublin, where she lives with her teenage daughter Bella. They can be spotted regularly frequenting the Mellow Fig cafe in Blackrock.

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“The reason I have entered politics is to bring transparency and equality to government. There is a disconnect between what we are paying in taxes and the services and support we should all expect as a result.”

“The reason I have entered politics is to bring transparency and equality to government. There is a disconnect between what we are paying in taxes and the services and support we should all expect as a result.”

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11 months ago

Social Democrats Dún Laoghaire

Great turnout at Leinster House today by Clonkeen College students for a demonstration against the unilateral sale of their playing pitches (Save Clonkeen's Playing Field).

If you haven't heard about what's going on, our local rep Peter Tanham explained some of the background in a video last year: www.facebook.com/SocDemsDL/videos/vb.995553680552107/1446618362112301/?type=2&theater
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Great turnout at Leinster House today by Clonkeen College students for a demonstration against the unilateral sale of their playing pitches (Save Clonkeens Playing Field).If you havent heard about whats going on, our local rep Peter Tanham explained some of the background in a video last year: https://www.facebook.com/SocDemsDL/videos/vb.995553680552107/1446618362112301/?type=2&theater

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Stay safe out there

11 months ago

Social Democrats Dún Laoghaire

The Dept of Education has just confirmed that all primary and post-primary schools as well as higher education centres will be closed in Leinster and Munster tomorrow and Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Social Democrats Dún Laoghaire

The price of rent in Ireland continues to spiral out of control. We have a plan to help make renting more secure and affordable. Read more on our plan here: https://socialdemocrats.ie/proposals-strengthen-renters-rights/ ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

Social Democrats Dún Laoghaire

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"I certainly will be out knocking on doors in my own constituency!" Our co-leader Catherine Murphy TD has given her thoughts on the news that a referendum on the 8th Amendment is fast approaching.
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According to the @ESS_Survey, 60% of Irish people support a basic income. Great bunch of presentations today on Basic Income and Ireland, 10 years after the @BasicIncomeOrg conference was hosted here. @basicincomeirl @SocialJusticeI @UCDSocialPWJ

"Catholic medical ethics have no place in publicly funded hospitals" - Ailbhe Smyth on NMH ownership. Get yourselves out this Saturday at 2pm at the Spire to show support for public ownership of the National Maternity Hospital. @ailbhes @DunL4Choice

Don't give in to the stereotypes, we're all in this together. My commentary this week in the @sundaybusiness post on some of the challenges facing our civil service. #socialdemocracy @SocDems @SocDemsDL

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