The Board of Directors
Friends of the Earth Ireland is governed by a Board of Directors. The current members of the Board are as follows.
Marion Briggs, Chairperson
Marion Briggs is a climate activist with a focus on environmental finance.
She worked previously with Friends of the Earth as the National Coordinator for the Sick of Plastic Day of Action, and has gone to the COP (the annual international climate conference) for the last two years on behalf of Friends of the Earth.
The Board Members
Frances McMullin, Vice-Chair
Frances McMullin works for Uplift as technical coordinator. She is a campaigner and activist who represents Young Friends of the Earth on the Board. Frances is the Vice-Chair of the Board.
Ciara Kirrane, Secretary
Ciara Kirrane joined the Board in 2016, after working for Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos for 3 years prior to that. She previously worked in the overseas aid sector, focusing on the impact of climate change on farmers in Africa and Latin America. She holds a degree in Social Science from NUI Maynooth and a Masters in Criminology from DIT. She is the Casework, Information and Policy Officer with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas.
Sarah O'Suilleabhain, Treasurer
Sarah O'Suilleabhain currently works in the non-profit sector and has a background in corporate finance and relationship management.
She currently lives by the sea in Co. Dublin with husband and three small children, down to just one in cloth nappies!
William Hederman, Board Member
William Hederman is a campaigner, journalist and photographer.
He lives in Co Clare.
David Joyce, Board Member
David Joyce is Equality and International officer for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Among his work is the promotion of a Just Transition to a carbon free planet, one that involved the voice of workers and communities in the structural transformation we need to save our planet. “There are no jobs on a dead planet”.
Emma-Jayne Geraghty, Board Member
Emma Jayne Geraghty is a community worker and human rights activist with a strong climate justice & feminist analysis. She is passionate about creating the conditions that enable frontline communities to develop creative & effective strategies towards becoming active agents for change. She is a former staff member of Friends of the Earth Europe and former Coordinator of Young Friends of the Earth Europe. She is currently working at Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre.
Celeste Roche, Board Member
Celeste works in accounting, compliance and finance for Irish financial and property companies.
She has a background in volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, Gaze Film Festival and helplines. Celeste is a member of the Governance Committee.