Máire Devine

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Senator
Máire Devine
Máire Devine 2015.jpg
Senator
Assumed office
27 April 2016
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born The Liberties, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Spouse(s) Kevin
Children 3
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology
Website www.sinnfein.ie/maire-devine-3

Máire Devine is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has served as a Senator for the Labour Panel since April 2016.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Máire Devine was born in The Liberties to a republican family and involved in campaigns around the 1981 Irish hunger strike. She worked as a psychiatric nurse in England and was a long-term trade union activist.[3]

Career[edit]

Devine was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council in 2011, representing Tallaght Central. She was re-elected in 2014.[4]

She stood unsuccessfully in Dublin South-Central at the 2016 general election and was then elected to the 25th Seanad on the Labour Panel.[5]

in 2018, she was suspended from Sinn Féin for three months after retweeting a parody Twitter account that referred to Irish Prison Service officer Brian Stack (fatally shot by the IRA in 1983) as a "sadist."[6]

Personal life[edit]

Devine is married to Kevin; they have three children. She enjoys hillwalking and knitting.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Máire Devine". Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Quarter of senate seats filled". RTÉ News. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Máire Devine". www.sinnfein.ie.
  4. ^ "ElectionsIreland.org: Máire Devine". electionsireland.org.
  5. ^ "Senator Máire Devine 'to be an advocate for nurses and mental health services'". www.sinnfein.ie.
  6. ^ Brophy, Daragh. "Mary Lou says senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' made 'catastrophic error'".
  7. ^ "About Máire Devine". 16 November 2012.

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