50:50 NI Meets Claire Hanna

This week 50:50 NI meets Claire Hanna has been the Member of Parliament for Belfast South since 2019 and was previously a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Northern Ireland from 2015 to 2019. Have you always been interested in politics?  I always have been on some level. My parents were both political. My dadContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Claire Hanna”

50:50 NI Meets Michelle Guy 

This week 50:50 NI met Michelle Guy. Michelle is an Alliance councillor for Castlereagh South. Michelle has previously worked in marketing and in policy as a civil servant. Have you always been interested in Politics?  I guess the honest answer is yes. It’s very hard to grow up in Northern Ireland and not be interestedContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Michelle Guy “

50:50 NI Meets Cathy Mason 

This week 50:50 NI meets Cathy Mason, the Chair of The Newry, Mourne and Down Council. Cathy is the representative for Slieve Croob and has been a councillor since 2019. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes, and no I suppose. I probably got into politics in my teenage years and because of myContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Cathy Mason “

50:50 NI Meets Louise McKinstry 

This week 50:50 NI meets Louise McKinstry who is a councillor on the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon council. Louise is also a Maths teacher. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes, when I was at school I did public speaking and I had a fab English teacher. She really encouraged me to find myContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Louise McKinstry “

50:50 NI Meets Laura Devlin

This week 50:50 NI meets with another inspirational women who is chair of her council. Laura Devlin is Chair of the Newry, Mourne and Down council and has been a councillor since 2013. Laura is also the SDLP spokesperson for tourism. Have you always been interested in politics? My family have always been SDLP supporters.Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Laura Devlin”

50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong

This week 50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong. Diana is currently the chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prior to her career as an elected representative, Diana worked in the European Union Institutions. Have you always been interested in politics Yes, I grew up surrounded by politics. My father was the minister for agriculture andContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong”

50:50 NI Meets Kathryn McNickle

This week 50:50 NI meets Kathryn McNickle. Kathryn is a Green Party Councillor for Holywood and Clandeboye. She has an BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester and an LLM in Human Rights Law from QUB. Have you always been interested in politics?  I was used to political conversations at home,Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Kathryn McNickle”

50:50 NI Meets Cara Hunter 

This week 50:50 NI meets Cara Hunter. As a former councillor and deputy mayor, in 2020 Cara became MLA for East Derry at the age of just 25. Cara is passionate about mental health and access to mental health services. She is currently the SDLP spokesperson for health. Have you always been interested in politics?Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Cara Hunter “

50:50 NI Meets Nichola Mallon

This week 50:50 NI Meets Nichola Mallon. Nichola has had a very impressive political journey so far; Nichola is currently deputy leader of the SDLP and has been MLA for Belfast North since 2016. Nichola was also Lord Mayor of Belfast from 2014 to 2015. Have you always been interested in politics?  I have alwaysContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Nichola Mallon”

50:50 NI Meets Caoimhe Archibald

This week 50:50 NI meets Caoimhe Archibald. Caoimhe has been MLA for East Derry/Londonderry since 2016. Caoimhe is the Sinn Fein spokesperson for the economy and Chair of the Northern Ireland assembly Economy Committee. Additionally, Caoimhe has a PhD from QUB in molecular mycology. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes, for as longContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Caoimhe Archibald”