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'Even It Up' - Oxfam Ireland

Posted on September 24, 2015

'Even It Up' Campaign, Oxfam


I was delighted to hop onto the Oxfam 'Even It Up' bus today and show my support!



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IASIO (Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders ) Biennial Report

Posted on September 24, 2015

Launch of the Biennial Report of the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO)

This morning I attended the launch of the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO) Biennial Report. Great work being done on the rehabilitation of ex-offenders.The report was officially launched by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, TD.

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Freshers' Week 2015/2016

Posted on September 24, 2015

Trinity Labour and Labour Youth at Trinity Freshers' Week!

Freshers' Week 2015/2016, Trinity College Dublin

2015/2016 Academic year at Trinity College Dublin has begun! I popped over to Front Square to revel in the annual buzz and excitement of Freshers' Week. I met Caroline Winston and Shane Folan at the Trinity Labour / Labour Youth stall, here's to a great year ahead! - Join today! 

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Posted on September 17, 2015

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11am – 1pm Friday 18th September 2015, Dublin Institute of Technology 

Aungier Street campus, Management House (first floor, beside the library) (part of the CICL ‘Changing Ireland, Changing Law’ research project)

This is the third in a series of seminars being organised by myself Prof. Ivana Bacik (Law School, TCD) and Dr. Mary Rogan (DIT Law) in partnership with the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), the National Women’s Council (NWCI), the Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI).

Speakers will include: Professor Cathryn Costello, University of Oxford;

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Summer reading - Irish Times, 22nd August 2015, 'The Dáil’s in recess. What have politicians chosen to catch up on their reading?'

Posted on August 28, 2015


Summer Reading....

The summer holiday's are nearly over, my own children will be back to school soon and both the new Dáil term and Trinity College term will be starting in a few weeks time. But I was asked to join some of my colleagues in sharing what we have been reading over the summer, for the full Irish Times article (Saturday 22nd August) follow the link. 

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Dublin Bay South Selection Convention

Posted on August 17, 2015

Dublin Bay South Selection Convention

With Labour Party colleagues Pat Rabbitte TD, Kevin Humphries TD,  and Ruairi Quinn TD, at last month's Dublin Bay South selection convention. I was happy to support Kevin's successful nomination in the contest for the upcoming General Election and I wish him well. 

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Terenure Educate Together National School campaign

Posted on August 17, 2015

With Terenure ETNS campaigners

It was great to meet Nikki Murphy and her fellow volunteer colleague in the Seanad last month. They are a part of a campaign working hard to establish an Educate Together school, in D6, Terenure. I wish them every success and fully support their call to offer more educational choices for parents and their children. 

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Women in Politics - From the archives #YouTube

Posted on August 06, 2015


Women in Politics Public Lecture, Trinity College Dublin - 4th June 2013

Speakers: Prof Gail McElroy, Ms Rachel Nolan, Prof Ivana Bacik, Prof Catherine Lawless.

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March4Choice 2012 - From the archives

Posted on August 06, 2015


Here's one from the archives, thanks to Mick Fitz for capturing this video of the March4Choice rally in Dublin, 2012.

As we approach another campaign and potential referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment I still stand committed to safe and legal access to abortion rights and the right to choose. #IAmProChoice 


Filmed by Micks Metaphors 

Published on Oct 1, 2012

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Seanad Register - Update your contact details

Posted on August 05, 2015

Update your Contact Details

Have you moved house or are you moving house in the near future?

To ensure you can use your Graduate Vote in the Seanad Elections please make sure the Academic Registry have your up-to-date details. 

I have noticed when I send out my seasonal Newsletter that there are a lot of returns from 'Unknown Occupant' addresses. 

Check the register today and ensure that as a Trinity College Dublin graduate you are registered to vote and kept in the loop on Alumni news.

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