Senator Alice-Mary Higgins leads the Civil Engagement Group and is committed to bringing the voice of civil society into the Seanad Chamber.
She was born and raised in Galway and has over two decades of experience in policy, strategy and advocacy across the areas of equality, international development and social inclusion. Prior to her election to the Seanad from the National University of Ireland constituency, she held positions at the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Trócaire, Older and Bolder, Comhlámh and the European Women’s Lobby.
She is a member of the Committee on Climate Action and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection. She sits on the executive committee of the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights.