Seanad 2020 – Nomination Papers

This morning I filed my nomination papers with the returning officer, Maurice Manning at National University of Ireland, for the Seanad 2020 election campaign. A very big thank you to all of my terrific nominees. If you’d like to support or get involved, please email me: If you would like to financially support theContinue reading “Seanad 2020 – Nomination Papers”

Vote number one this Friday!

The hard work of campaigning over the past months and weeks has reached its conclusion and now all that’s left is to get out and vote! Running for the Stillorgan electoral area of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been a wonderful experience and it has been a privilege to engage with so many peopleContinue reading “Vote number one this Friday!”

A Sustainable Future for Our Community

This Summer I am contesting the 2019 local elections as the Green Party candidate for the Stillorgan electoral area of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Some of the biggest decisions for our environment and our communities are taken at local level, which is why I am campaigning on the pledge of building ‘A Sustainable FutureContinue reading “A Sustainable Future for Our Community”

Reopen Glenalbyn Swimming Pool!

This year marks five years since the closure of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool – one of the main issues that I get contacted about by local residents. The loss of this amenity to the community is immense. If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to sign this petition to call for the re-building and re-opening ofContinue reading “Reopen Glenalbyn Swimming Pool!”

Give Us The Night!

Give Us The Night is a campaign that is highlighting the contribution of the night-time industry to culture, community and the economy in Ireland. Although I wish that there was no need for this campaign, as a former bartender I was happy to attend their re-launch in the Sugar Club and am very supportive of theirContinue reading “Give Us The Night!”

Feminism in Europe and reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum

Last weekend, I spoke at the European Day/Journées d’été, in Strasbourg, France,  about my work on the Repeal campaign and my reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum more generally. The panel, ‘This is My Body’, was convened by Charlotte Soulary from the Green Feminism Commission and included fellow European feminists: Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, founder of the Advocacy Centre on Council of Europe Standards (ACCESS); DariaContinue reading “Feminism in Europe and reflections on Ireland’s abortion referendum”

Column: ‘Bord Bia need to stop asking vegetarians and vegans why we don’t eat meat’ –

“SO, TELL ME why you don’t eat meat?” – it’s the question that, as a lifelong vegetarian and now vegan, I get asked all of the time. The answer to which is constantly evolving, mainly because there are just so many good reasons to reduce your meat and dairy consumption. Bord Bia, the Irish FoodContinue reading “Column: ‘Bord Bia need to stop asking vegetarians and vegans why we don’t eat meat’ –”

Dublin Woman Protests Bullfighting’s Bloody Stain on Pamplona

Eva Dowling Joins Activists From Around the World to Tell Public That Torment and Killing of Bulls Must Stop Now Clonskeagh, Dublin – Holding a sign that read, “Stop the Bloody Bullfights,” Eva Dowling, from Clonskeagh, joined more than 100 other protesters in the centre of Pamplona, Spain, today. During the high-octane demonstration, activists – halfContinue reading “Dublin Woman Protests Bullfighting’s Bloody Stain on Pamplona”