with Senator Eileen Flynn

With Eileen Flynn

Welcome to Lennon Courtney Left Alone, with Guests.

For our final episode in this series, we are delighted to be joined by a living history maker, Senator Eileen Flynn. Senator Flynn is an Independent politician who has served as a Senator since June 2020, after being nominated by the Taoiseach Micheal Martin. She is the first member of the Travelling Community to serve in the Oireachtas.

But Eileen has always been a groundbreaker. When she was in secondary school, both she and her twin became the first members of the Labre Park community in Ballyfermot to reach third level education in 2008. Flynn then went on to study at Trinity College Dublin before attending Ballyfermot College of Further Education and later earning a degree at Maynooth University with a BA. Since then, she has worked in community development and activism on behalf of Irish Travellers. She has also campaigned on issues such as housing, marriage equality, abortion rights and anti-racism.

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We’re taking a little break for a few weeks but we’ll return before you miss us too much for season 7. 

Thank you so much for listening.

Sonya and Brendan.  


See the Pavee Point website for more information of Travellers and Roma in Ireland. 

Read more about the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 here.


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