Meet The Team
The Brussels-Strasbourg Staff
Parliamentary Assistant – Brussels
Rose Ní Chléirigh
Rose supports Grace’s work on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). From Clare in Ireland, she studied in Dublin and Rotterdam before moving to Brussels in 2017.
Prior to joining Grace’s team in the European Parliament, she worked as a Policy Officer in the Irish Permanent Representation to the EU.
Parliamentary Assistant – Brussels
Manus joined Grace’s team in 2020 as Parliamentary Assistant working on Oceans and Fisheries.
Originally from Ennis Co. Clare, Manus studied in Dublin and at the University of Bologna in Italy. Before joining Grace’s team, Manus worked on communications and sustainable development at the European Commission.
Office Coordinator – Brussels
Jonathan Martín Brennan
Jonathan has taken on the role of office coordinator, whilst also supporting Grace’s work on the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly and the Delegation for relations with Mercosur. Jonathan also supports Grace’s work by monitoring the Animal Transport Inquiry Committee and LGBTI Intergroup.
Born and raised in Mallorca to an Irish mother and Spanish father, he studied in London before pursuing a Master’s degree in European Public Affairs in Maastricht, which led him to move to Brussels in 2018.
Before joining team Grace, Jonathan worked for two different Members of the European Parliament on issues ranging from single-use plastics and access to drinking water to human rights and foreign affairs.
The Ireland-South Constituency Staff
Liz joined the team in early 2020 as Constituency officer. She deals with a wide range of issues arising in the Ireland South Constituency. As constituency officer, Liz is the local point of contact to respond to the representations and needs of constituents.
A native of Kerry, Liz has lived in Waterford for the past 30 years where, prior to joining Grace’s team, she worked for 29 years as a solicitor with the Legal Aid Board and also trained as a mediator working with the Family Mediation Service. She completed her masters in Law in 2000 in the areas of Family and
During her time in Waterford Liz has been involved in the arts and was a Director of The Imagine Arts Festival for 14 years. Liz also served as a board member on Framework, an organisation providing support and training to community and voluntary sectors.
Rob joined Grace in 2022 as an Intern in the Brussels Office, before taking up the role of Constituency Officer
in the Ireland South constituency. Rob manages Grace’s calendar during her designated constituency weeks,
and provides communications and media support
to Team Grace.
Rob hails from the Limerick / Tipperary border, and studied Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. He previously worked as a staff member with the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union, and spent many years volunteering in the Irish and global student movement.
Rebecca joined Team Grace in February 2023
Having just graduated UCC with a BSc in International Development and Food Policy, Rebecca was an active member of the UCC community during her time on the campus.
Rebecca works on the ground for Grace, with a keen interest in the areas of environmental policy, community development and activism.
Alana Daly Mulligan
Cork-based and Waterford born and bred, Alana joined Team Grace in March 2023. With experience in digital media production, Alana is passionate about telling human stories that make a difference.
Previous to working with MEP O'Sullivan, Alana was the Creative Storyteller with Bystander Intervention and a content specialist for the Department of Marketing and Communications in University College Cork.
Alana has a first-class honours BA in English and History from University College Cork and is currently undertaking an MA in Journalism & Digital Content Creation in Munster Technological University.
Yassir 'Yassie' O'Donnell
Yassie is the Constituency office 'good boy' who has extensive experience in chewing tennis balls, eating peanut butter, and giving sweet licks when you need them most. Originally from Palestine, Yassie is not quite as fond of the Irish weather, but does love going on walks through the lovely Irish countryside with his