James Giller

James Giller

JAMES GILLER

James Giller is a First Class Honours graduate of Computer Science from UCC and holds a Master of Engineering from Osaka University, Japan, specialising in robotics. He applies his knowledge of information technology, especially in autonomous systems, to research and engage with relevant environmental and socioeconomic issues such as industrial automation; autonomous, connected and electric vehicles; and data centres and other IT infrastructure.  James has excellent communication skills as well as experience as a representative in the UCC Student Council, where he was awarded Best New Speaker. He has hosted a number of public talks on the climate and biodiversity crisis in Ennis and given interviews on the occasion of a number of rallies and other events to both local and national media. He has also contributed to submissions on past Draft Litter Management and Climate Change Adaptation Plans from Clare County Council. James is involved in a campaign to help Ennis businesses achieve low/zero-waste.

Aisling Wheeler

Aisling Wheeler

AILSING WHEELER

Aisling is a teacher, perma-culturist, parent and climate activist. She is chairperson of Kilfenora Tidy Towns Committee. She has been involved in many environmental campaigns over the years and is currently working voluntarily with Futureproof Clare and Extinction Rebellion Ireland to raise awareness of the Climate Crisis and prepare our communities for the future.

Padraic Hayes

Padraic Hayes

PADRAIC HAYES

As a young man growing up in Shannon with a physical disability Padraic became accustomed to the words “you won’t be able to do that”. When you hear those words often enough you begin to question your own ability. However as he matured Padraic gained a resilience from that doubt and has worked over the last ten years to prove his own ability and the ability of all people with disabilities.

Padraic graduated with a Masters in Marketing from Limerick Institute of Technology and has worked since then in the area of administration and finance. His real passion however lies in advocacy and he is the current Chairperson of the Clare Leader Forum, which is an independent group of people with disabilities who work to create a voice on disability issues in Clare. Padraic has helped the Forum grow from strength to strength and with his support the Clare Leader Forum has now become one of the key cross-disability representative groups in Clare. At a national level Padraic has also continued to promote the rights of people with disabilities through his work with the Center for Independent Living and more specifically through his role on the Value for Money (Transforming Lives) committee.

In a personal capacity Padraic has been an advocate for people with disabilities for a number of years and has work one-on-one to promote self-esteem and confidence where people require assistance to use their voice. As a Personal Assistance Service (PAS) user he is a Leader and strong believer in the Independent Living philosophy. Padraic is currently working to further his independence through direct payments and believes that the appropriate supports are the lifeblood of independent living and vital to any progression for people with disabilities.

Padraic is delighted to be nominated onto the Clare PPN Secretariat as he believes he has the skills and experience necessary to fulfil the role. He is passionate about ensuring the voices of all people who need support to participate fully in society are heard and looks forward to the continuing growth of the Clare Public Participation Network.

Damon Matthew Wise Âû

Damon Matthew Wise Âû

DAMON MATTHEW WISE Âû

Damon Matthew Wise Âû is committee member of over a dozen groups in the Clare PPN – a small sample of the over 70 organisations he helped establish between the three colleges, some of which are based in Shannon, but all have members around Clare and some all around Ireland.

Is a member of the Community and Voluntary college nominated by Trustees of Federation Trust – Charity Incorporation Agents,. of which he is founder and Chair, on the basis of a draw after final result was a draw.

On the Environment and Transportation SPC :

Represents the Social Inclusion College, nominated as National Secretary/CEO of NCPD – The National Council for (the status of) People with Disabilities Limited – known as NCPD charitable company, also serves same with members company and sits on several autism and disability self and peer advocacy and representative bodies in Shannon, Clare, Nationally, Europe and Internationally. He has representative of bodies since 7 years old, but first launching in Stamp Aid Ireland in 1986 in Limerick (aged almost 17), and was deemed elected unopposed.

E-mail is Damon.Matthew.Wise@gmail.com ( Damon@ClarePPN.ie )

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