|Member of the European Parliament|
9 October 1956 |
|Political party||Labour Party,
(Formerly Green Party)
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin,
University College Dublin
 Early life
She is the daughter of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine H. Childers and his second wife, Rita Childers. She has an Arts and Psychology degree from Trinity College, Dublin and a postgraduate diploma from University College Dublin. She previously worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice.
Childers originally joined the Labour Party before the 2004 local elections, but when she failed to get a nomination to run for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, she switched to the Green Party and was elected as a Green councillor.
Childers is a member of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the delegation for relations with Japan. Furthermore, Childers is a substitute member of the Committee on Culture and Education.
Childers campaigned unsuccessfully to have former Fianna Fáil TD and European Commissioner Pádraig Flynn stripped of his Commission pension after the Mahon Tribunal found him to have received corrupt payments. The reason the Commission gave was that the findings "do not represent the verdict of a court after due process".
She resigned from the Parliamentary Labour Party on 5 April 2013, saying that she "no longer want to support a Government that is actually hurting people". She remains a member of the Labour Party.
 See also
- "Nessa Childers". European Parliament. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- "Childers set to seek Labour nomination". The Irish Times. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
- "Nessa Childers". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- "Nessa Childers calls for Padraig Flynn to lose EU pension". RTÉ News. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Parliamentary Labour Party". RTÉ News. 5 April 2013.
(Fine Gael / EPP)
|Member of the European Parliament for East