Máire Devine

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Máire Devine
Máire Devine 2015.jpg
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]


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]


  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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