Here are the candidates for the Social Inclusion Secretariat member election (listed in alphabetical order).  Well done to all candidates for putting themselves forward.  There is a wealth of experience and expertise here.

How to vote:

  • Send an email with the subject line Social Inclusion Election to stating the name of your chosen candidate
  • Voting is only open to Social Inclusion groups.
  • Only one vote for one candidate is allowed for each Social Inclusion member group.
  • You must vote even if you nominated a candidate.
  • Cut-off for voting is Monday, 19th February at  5pm
  • The winning candidate will announced on Monday, 19th February



Nike Adesiyan

Nike is a teacher by profession.  She has taught at Ennis Community College since 2001.  She is also a sign language interpreter and works with deaf students through the medium of sign language.

Nike also founded the Gathering of Godly Worshipers in 2011 where all people irrespective of their status, gather together once in a year to refresh, renew, reorient, refill their mind, rejoice together in full spirit  She is looking forward to this challenge.

Nominated by: The Gathering of Godly Worshippers

Padraic Hayes

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 would like 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.

Nominated by: Clare Leader Forum

Emma O’Brien

Mother, feminist and former investment banker, Emma is currently on the steering group of Clare Women’s Network and is passionate about social justice issues, particularly women’s equality.  She works in Ennis and enjoys volunteering her financial and social media skills in her spare time.

Nominated by: The Clare Women’s Network

Maeve O’Sullivan

Maeve has worked tirelessly in the community and voluntary sector for many years and has campaigned for mental health, disability and gender equality.  She is interested in the Clare PPN and it’s capacity bring many different voices to the decision making table.  To date, her official roles have included:


  • Board member of the Clare Women’s Network
  • National Board Member of Clare Network of People with Disabilities
  • Co-ordinator of Women Together Network (for women with mental health difficulties)

Nominated by: Clare Network of People with Disabilities NCPD

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