I’m an activist and an arts worker. I work with Science Gallery International linking science, art and technology to educate and empower young people. I was a founder of #WakingTheFeminists – a campaign for gender equality in Irish culture – and I have served on the board of the Abbey Theatre. I’m a member of the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum, and also of the advisory panel of Dublin City  Council’s Culture Company. I’m a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a feminist.  I’ve worked in the arts and culture sector as a theatre producer, financial manager, and strategic advisor.



The ongoing debacle over religious control at the new National Maternity Hospital

Summary: The Sisters of Charity have not yet completed their full divestment from St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group – they remain as sole owners of SVHG, with religious ethos intact. No religious control in day-to-day running of new National Maternity Hospital – clinical independence has been assured, but legal process to deliver this not yet completed. …

Collective action for gender equality in theatre

Monday marked a major milestone on the road to gender equality in Irish culture with the publication of gender equality policies from ten leading theatre organisations (The Abbey Theatre, Cork Midsummer Festival, The Corn Exchange, Druid, The Everyman Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company, The Gate Theatre, The Lir Academy and Rough …


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