Sue Shaw has over 20 years’ experience in the community development and voluntary sectors working at local regional and national level. Eight of those years have been working within the Age sector supporting the rights of older people. Sue also brings her experience of leading senior teams who, working within the Community Development and Family Resource Centre programmes supported the establishment of local community projects across the North East region.
Sue holds a degree in Youth & Community Work and a MA in Applied Social Studies.
I joined the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament in January 2019, following a number of years as a full-time home-based parent. My previous background and expertise is in Office administration and coordination which supports my work now with the ISCP.
What I like about the role is how varied and wide ranging the work is. I can go from Financial Accounting work with the CEO to membership support. I particularly enjoy the membership element of the work and hearing the experiences and issues our members raise.
Following her degree in Politics and German at UCD, Una began her career as a Communications officer with Women for Election. Since then she has worked as a Policy and Communications Advisor to Catherine Martin TD, has been elected as a County Councillor, and was made Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 2020.
She is currently finishing her Masters in Public Policy in UCD.
Elaine has previously worked in education, advocacy and counselling and has spent much of her career managing a community service. Elaine has a B.A. (Hons) in Human Resource Management, M.Phil. in Linguistics and M.A. in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Speaking about her appointment, Elaine said that she is looking forward to contributing to the important work of the Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament and supporting its members.